One of the reasons I write is to encourage the girl like me. I once didn’t share my heart because I didn’t think anyone understood, I felt alone. I want the girl like me to know she isn’t alone. Today I know I have friends around me but today is still hard and it can still feel lonely. This is what I would say to the girl like me where I am today.
On days like these, I know it’s hard. The weight of the world feels like it’s on your shoulders. You are tired physically, emotionally and your faith is being tried.
Your to-do list is already so long and more things are being added. You wonder “why more” and how are you going to do all this. You wonder if anyone sees you. You long to share your heavy heart with a friend but hold back because many simply don’t understand.
Our God sees you, our God knows every ache of your heart. He isn’t far from you now He is walking every step with you. My friend though it is hard at this moment you will look back and see He is caring you right now.
Stop trying to push your way through this day and rest in your Father’s arms. Pour out your heart to Him every pain, every fear, don’t hold anything back. Then let Him hold you when it hurts.
Rest in Him and let His peace fill your heart. This peace doesn’t mean you don’t have things to do, things to be concerned about or even that the ache and weight of it all goes away. His peace comes in the middle of it all. A peace that makes no sense because it is our Father’s peace and it is not of this world (Jn 14:27.
My friend chose to trust.
I know it’s hard right now I am here today too.
Abide – He is our strength. I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me but only as I abide in Him (Phil 4:16, Jn 15:5)
Trust – He is our peace. It takes choosing to trust above the feelings of this moment. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5). Jesus said “my peace I leave with you… (Jn 14:27a).
You are not alone our God is with you.
You are not alone I see you.
Though many may never know how heavy your heart is there are a few who listen, who are praying for you. Don’t hold back from these. These are a gift from our God. Listen to their words that encourage you. We walk together in this life and are here to lift one another up.
Father today is hard. Today this life is too heavy for me and I’m crumbling under the pressure. My heart aches and I don’t know how I am going to do all the things I need to. But, maybe on my knees is right where you want me to be. Remind me that I am not alone in this, you are with me. Let me rest in your arms. You are my loving Father who comforts me. Though I can’t see it right now I believe that you are carrying me through this day. Let me rest in your arms. Thank you that you never leave me but are walking every step of this life with me. Though today is hard I hold to the promise that you will use it all for good (Ro 8:28 ).
I pray in Jesus name, Amen