Friday, November 11, 2011

An Unexpected Letter

The past few weeks I have felt very discouraged. I can't even really put my finger on why. It's a busy time of year with school, and I've been spending a lot of time along studying. I generally really enjoy studying, but lately I've just felt lonely. As a warm-blooded human being, the nature embedded in my DNA has been screaming "I need people!!" And, as a woman, my heart has been longing for someone to seek me out.

I have been blessed with some amazing friends who have been a real encouragement to me. Lots of kind words and knowing smiles have warmed my heart. But, the sweetest suprise was left in my mailbox today. It was a much needed reminder in the form of a letter. This is what it said:

You were made in my image and
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
It is my desire to lavish my love on you
for I am your Provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope
Because I have loved you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts towards you are as countless as the sand on the seashore and
I rejoice over you with singing.
You are my treasured possession and
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.
I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart you will find me.
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart because
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine and
I am your greatest encourager.
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.
When you are broken-hearted I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb I have carried you close to my heart.
I will never stop doing good to you and
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.
I have always been your Father and I will always be.
My love for you is mighty and everlasting.
your Dad

Almighty God

1 comment:

  1. ALLIE! this is Lexi from NTS team 3 two summers ago in Guatemala. I'm so glad I found your blog! Praying for you and hope we can get back in touch.

    Much love,