We all go through times where it takes all our strength to even get up in the morning. Times when we feel God has abandoned us or we have failed ourselves or someone has disappointed us. At times like that some words of encouragement might help. I don’t know what will work for you but there was a time when I wish someone had written me this letter:
Dear you, who is feeling lost
For a while now you have been feeling lost. You wonder if it will ever stop, if things will change. You may even hate yourself right now because you feel like a failure. Let me tell you, there is no such thing as a failure. Yes you can fail at something but maybe it’s not what you’re meant to be doing. Or maybe it’s an opportunity to learn from whatever it is you are facing. You should also know most of the people who succeed in life have failed at something.
You wonder if God loves you because in your eyes you have wronged him too many times. God does love you. He will always love you no matter what. He loved you when you were at your best and will love you at your worst.
You are His most prized possession, the apple of His eye.
He loves you so much He sent his son to die for you as John 3 verse 16 clearly states. If that is not love then I don’t know what love is. Do you have a son? Or a daughter, sister, brother, mother, father, husband or wife or any loved one. Would you send them to die for someone else?
Whether or not you feel it or believe it, God loves you. That is a fact. If you don’t believe it you have to start doing so because it’s the truth.
Since God loves you, you can rest knowing you have a father who loves you. No matter what happens He will always love you. When things don’t go your way or you face a disappointment, you can be rest assured that God allowed it for a reason because He loves you. You won’t have to think “Why me?” or wonder what you could have done. His love is non-negotiable. Trust that and let it live in your heart so on those not-so-great days you can lean on that knowledge.
Another thing to remember is that whatever it is that you are going through will pass. You will wake up one day and realize you got to the other side. It might not seem like it now but it will happen. I’m not going to tell you to be strong because when you are weak, that’s when God’s strength shows itself. Rest and let God take care of it all.
(Update June 18th 2018 – You might also want to read this post: How you can go from feeling lost to being happy)