You stand before me with your broken pieces in hand, small, childlike, uncertain; Wondering, in your sadness, what you will do next.
I see that you are hurting. I know you feel deep anguish. But I am God and I see further. I see beyond the pain. The sadness won't feel like this forever. Once you choose it, the healing will and can begin.
So, lay down your broken pieces in the morning light so the healing can begin. No need to feel abandoned or alone. No need to feel stranded or lonely. I am here with you. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, I will never leave your side.
Let me breath my loving into all your hurting hollow places. Let me wrap my gentle grace and mercy around your pain and shame. Hear the whisper of my voice reminding you over and over again:
You are loved.
You are worthy.
You are valuable.
Breathe deep and let go of the old story. Let go of blame and release the anger. Forgive the old hurts. Time will show that everything has its place and each suffering its ability to teach, speak, catalyze and mold.
The road ahead may be hard sometimes, and, yes, often it is steep and can be painful, but I will walk every step with you. Protecting you, loving you, guiding you.
Will you let me?
Come back, step out into the morning light, open your hands and release the old hurts. Forgive them. Bless them. Release them. And welcome the space it creates inside of you. Let me fill that space. As you open your heart, trusting again… loving again… With me by your side, the best is yet to be.