“You are NOT what others think you are. You are what GOD KNOWS you ARE.” Shannon Alder
When things go wrong in our lives, we have a tendency to internalize them and take them personally which is extremely frustrating and affects our self-worth. A friend and I talked over the weekend and she expressed how unhappy she was with life. Her marriage was loveless and her children were going astray and she expressed how alone she felt. As I listened, I remembered a time in my life where it felt as if I had lost control over things and situations too, so I understood exactly where she was coming from.
But during that difficult time, I realized that losing control and letting go was actually the solution. It was the answer. I had to let go of my expectations and desired outcomes. I had to accept what was, instead of what could of or should have been. I had to relationSHIP build with self. I had to acknowledge that doing things my way was ineffective.
It took a lot of scripture readings to teach me how to let go and to TRUST GOD but a writing from an unknown source entitled a “Love Letter From the Lord” put things clearly in perspective. As I prayed with and for my friend, I remembered how much the “Love Letter From the Lord” helped me, so I dug it up and sent it to her and am sharing it with you. Enjoy!!
Love Letter From the Lord
I love you!!! I shed my own Blood for you to make you clean.
You are lovely in My eyes and I created you just as you are. Do not criticize yourself or get down for not being perfect in your eyes. This leads only to frustration.
I want you to TRUST ME, one step, one day at a time.
Dwell in My power and My love. And be free-be yourself! I will guide you if you’ll let Me. Be aware of My presence in everything. I give you patience, joy, and peace. Look to Me for answers. I Am your Shepherd and I will lead you.
Be not concerned with yourself-you are My responsibility. I will change you without you hardly knowing it. You are to love yourself and love others simply because I love you. Take your eyes off yourself. Look only to Me! You are Mine.
Let Me have the joy of making you like Christ. Let Me love you! You are not your own. You have been bought with My Blood and now you belong to Me.
It is really none of your business how I deal with you. Your only command is to look to Me and Me only. Never to yourself, and never to others. I love you!
Do not struggle but relax in My love. I know what is best and will do it in you. How I want the freedom to love you freely!
Stop trying to be and let Me make you what I want. My will is perfect! My love is sufficient! I will supply all your needs! Just look to Me! I love you!
Your Heavenly Father
SHIP TALK: Can you let go and let GOD? If so, what did you do? If not, why not?
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