The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs of God and fellow heirs of Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
Romans 8:16-17 NASB
Hello God…it’s me. Thank You for Your constant care for me, that Your refining work in me continues even today.
At times it feels like I am surrounded by dictators who tell me who and what to care about, how to prioritize, and how to react and feel. Often, these dictators are those who care about me, love me the most. In these situations, it is not uncommon for me to feel completely alone with an overwhelming sense of unworthiness and disappointment in myself. Even during my darkest hours of replaying the hurtful events leading to my sadness, I am reminded of how many times I’ve been there, alone, with Him. I am also reminded of the many, many times I’ve emerged from the darkness a stronger more resilient, more refined person. And it is due to His care and ceaseless love. It is during these times of loneliness and reemergence that I feel most loved and cared by Him. It is also no coincidence that these moments not only define and redefine me, but my faith in Him and others.