God created you and said “it was good”.
So say it, and believe it yourself.
“I was found.”
I know that I have had really hard times in my life. I know that when I was younger we were poor. We were even homeless at one point and had to live with friends. Before we lived with friends we lived in this shack of a house and me and my two brothers had to share one bed in this tiny room. I never looked at it as a bad thing. My family seemed happy. We were more grateful for the smallest things. I know how it feels to be the poor kid. I remember when I was little when we would go to the store, we knew to not ask for anything. I remember the first time that my dad got a good job. We were at the mall and for the first time we were allowed to pick something out. Even though we were poor, we were still happy.
I never talk about being homeless. Its not that I’m embarrassed of it because I’m not. I just don’t think many people would understand. I still don’t like asking for things. I don’t like when people buy me stuff because of how I grew up. That’s why when my birthday comes up and everyone is asking me what I want, I say that I want homemade gifts because they mean more to me. So when I was about 12 or 13 my parents finally started making pretty good money and they wanted to get us all this nice stuff, but I didn’t want it. I felt that I didn’t need it. There is a big difference between wanting and needing. I think most kids now don’t understand the difference between the two.
There came a point when my parents fought so much and I had to be the parent to my 2 younger siblings. My parents were always gone and when they were home they fought nonstop. I remember my dad coming to pick me up from liv it (youth group) and he wasn’t talking to me. I thought that I was in trouble, but when I got home there were holes in the walls and things thrown everywhere. I was used to seeing holes in the walls, but this was different. The feeling of my home was different. I walked into my brothers room and my mom was on the floor crying and she has red marks all over her. My dad choked my mom that night… I couldn’t even look at him. My mom has always been with abusing men. It sucks too because two of these men are men I’m suppose to trust. My biological father was going to kill me, my mom, and my brother one night when we were driving.
Before my parents got divorced I went to a friends house and she had an older brother and we were all watching a movie and my friend went to sleep so I went to her room to get my phone and when I turned around her brother was standing in the doorway and he shut the door.. He tried to rape me that night. The last thing I said before it was stopped was “God, please just help me. Stop this God please.” and it stopped. I was also in an abusive relationship. He cheated on me and hit me. I listen to a man who I looked at as an uncle kill himself. I heard him shoot himself in the head. I heard his girlfriend screaming for him to come back and then screaming for me to help.
- almost raped
But through all of that I was found.
- I found hope
- I found love
- I found joy
- I found strength
- I found courage
- I found forgiveness
- I found GOD
I’m finding who I’m suppose to be through Christ. Yeah, I’m going through a lot right now, but don’t expect to see me give up anytime soon. I have been through so much in my life. A lot more than what is just in this post, but I’m going to continue to pray. I’m going to continue to love everyone and love my Lord and Savior. I know that bad things happen, but God will get us through it. There is no question about that. There is nothing that he wont get you through. God will bring you out of hell and into bliss.
Trust me I know because He brought me out of such a dark place. He has guided me and blessed me to be able to reach out to new people and help them get through things that I have been through. So don’t think that there is no hope because hope is within Christ and you will find that hope when you seek Him. And when I say seek I don’t mean that you have to be perfect and have nothing wrong with you. I mean that He is right there and holding out his hand for you to grab and its your choice to grab it or not. Its not God holding up the wall. For seek him and your life with change I promise. There is nothing that he can’t get you through. I love all of you guys and if you ever need anything PLEASE let me know.
i love myself !
i love my life!
i love watever i have and its mine!
i trust myself !
i am what i am and love to be so!
u know i strongly believe in this and it is realy effective to sail through the most daunting situations in life. At times people call us something that we might not like. u know wat is the best to be done? just IGNORE!
the most important theory in leading a very happy life is ” ABSORB WHAT YOU LIKE AND IS WORTH IT , AND JUST DRAIN OUT THE REST FROM YOUR MIND AND HEART!!
Every one is unique , everyone has its own qualities and talents that are unbeatable by others , all u need to do is trust your true strengths and move on with confidence. Life is all about living it to the fullest. To live life to its optimum, be with the people you like , whose opinions go with yours and leave out all the rest. We cant please everyone in life who come across us, so just concentrate on those who love you, trust you, worth you and who make you feel like loving .
Hope is the only key to a very happy life. “Work as hard you can and hope as much as you can . “
Look around yourself there are infinite things that make you happy, that are the reason for your beautiful smile . dont overlook them. Hope give us a very positive mind frame which in turns lets us forgive and forget all those who taunt you, try to pull you down or disturb your peace of mind!
heres a poem that inspires to never lose hope
Hope is inspiration
Turned inside out
Hope is expectation
Of that there is no doubt .
Hope keeps us going
Longing for a better day .
Hope keeps us rowing
Life’s boat at work and play .
Hope helps us rise each morning
Looking for grace along the way;
Hope tucks us in each night
Praying we did His will Today.
Hope is God’s eternal carrot
The goal we all work towards
Salvation removes death’s garrote
As we reap our just rewards.
Hope is you will believe me?
And can see it in my heart eyes
Hope you come and join me
As we bask in God’s blue skies.
Hope your heart will soften
As you let His spirit in
Hope you will pray often
As we all try not to sin .
Hope we can pray together
To help all the world over
United as family, sister and brother
Content under God’s Holy cover.
- – - By Connie Ciccone
Yes. That’s exactly what you are. Beautiful. Don’t question it; just trust me.
You may be thinking, she doesn’t even know me… how can she call me beautiful and expect me to believe it?
Well, that is so true. I don’t know you. I don’t know what you look like, what you act like, or even what you’re going through. But I do know your Creator. And I know that in Genesis 1:27 it says “God created man in His own image”
and I know you know, that God is absolutely perfect and beautiful. So if we’re created in His image, then how are we not beautiful as well? I know this is hard to believe. I’ve been there. I’ve felt ugly, and worthless, and dirty, and stupid. And no matter how many times people told me I was beautiful and that I actually mattered, I never believed it.
I know what it’s like to feel that numb, empty feeling take over your body; to do anything and everything to feel something. I know what it’s like to feel completely and totally alone. But you know what? I wasn’t alone. And neither are you.
In Deuteronomy 31:6 it says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” He never left me.
In fact, He was right there with me. He was there in my depression, in my self-injury, in my loneliness, and He was right there with me at rock bottom. And as hard as it is to believe, He’s with you too. No matter how alone, or worthless, or ugly, or disgusting you feel. He’s with you and He will give you the strength to get out of ANYTHING that you’re dealing with, just like he helped me. (Philippians 4:13) And let me tell you something; you are beautiful. You are not worthless. You are not ugly. You are not the most horrible person on earth. You. Are. Beautiful. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. So when you’re feeling alone and struggling with depression, or self injury, or eating disorders, or suicide, remember; you have someone who truly loves you more than anyone else, right there by your side. Jesus died for YOU, and He will never ever leave you.
So stay strong! You have hope.
Love in Christ,
P.s Remember, we are all here for you.
If you need anyone to talk to, I’m here. I may not know exactly what you’re dealing with, but I just know you are not alone in what you’re going through.
You can contact me via e-mail: email@example.com
Or via facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rayofsunshineee
God bless ♥
The easiest thing to do is give up, and not care anymore. It’s hard to stay strong, it’s hard to want to stay. But there’s nothing more worth it.
God never puts us in a situation that He can’t get us out of. He puts us in these situations to prepare us for what’s coming next, and it will get bigger and better after that. Don’t ever think, not even for a second, that God is punishing you, because He’s doing just the opposite.
Think about it, if you stay strong and get through what you’re going through, you can help so many other people who are going through it too….or maybe just one person. One person would be worth it. If this letter just helps ONE person, it will be worth it.
“You are more than the choices that you’ve made, you are more than the sum of your past mistakes, you are more than the problems you create: you’ve been remade.”
That stands true in every situation, Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
We all have problems, we’ve all been through different things, and maybe no one you’ve talked to can truly understand what you’re going through…but Jesus can. Don’t underestimate the power of prayer. Pray.
I’ve had problems myself, and i’ve made mistakes.. and like so many other people, I have the scars to account for them.
No matter how it looks on the outside, JESUS can heal you on the inside, and you can write a letter like this to someone else.
I will be praying for you. Love always, Robyn
I can’t say I’ve 100% been there, but I’ve come pretty close to rock bottom. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. It might not be immediate, it might take time, but it’s there. God had a purpose for everything you go through, whether it be to teach you a lesson or to put you on the right path, God has reasoning. I know it sucks, the self harm, the late nights just crying and crying, all the pain, faking smiles, I’ve been there..but it does get better with time and healing. You have to find happiness in other things, take focus off of the cause of your depression or reasoning for your problems, find your cure. You’re all beautiful people, every single one of you, you were made in God’s eyes and in his eyes..you’re perfect. Never forget that. There’s is always someone there for you, even if you have to turn to Restoration or even your parents, there is a way out of this dark place, you just have to have the right mind set and willingness to get yourself out. God can assist you, friends can assist you, family can assist you. You just have to want help, you have to ask for it and be ready to move out of the dark place we all know as depression. There’s someone out there who does care for you, who does love you, who wants to help you! Don’t be scared to reach out!
I wish everyone the best of luck on your road to recovery, be a light for others struggling with pain, depression, self injury, eating disorders, ect. They need help, just like you once have or do.