We don’t have to despair about things in our lives so much that we would rather die than live because we are hurting so much and see no hope.
Jesus says, ‘I have the power to heal you, restore the brokenness, redeem what seems lost; I see value in you, I see treasure hidden in your heart that can bless people. You are a unique gift in the way you are made, and you have worth. I created you for good things. I will wash all this away, I will set you free, and I will lead you to new things. I can give you true joy. I know your heart and I can satisfy every longing inside it. You will never be alone, you will never be abandoned, and I will protect you.”"
Sometimes you just need someone to tell you that you were brave for trying, and that you’ll be brave again. Because life is not easy, and sometimes you jump into the deep end, and you enjoy it; but eventually you have to swim back to the shallow end, getting to a place that isn’t where you wanted to be. Yet, perhaps you weren’t meant for that pool, maybe it was just training for something bigger, maybe you were getting ready for the ocean; the water that you were always meant to dive into.
You are brave; you might be back where you started, empty handed and alone… But you are gonna feel the crash of those waves, because you are not forgotten, and you are far more courageous than you know.
Sometimes you just need someone to say that you are brave, and that’s what I’m telling you now."