14 May 2012

this post is for you

I am writing this for you.
It doesn't matter if you aren't religious.
Or if you're super religious.
Or if you fall somewhere in between.
Whether you've had an easy road, or one filled with bumps and bruises.
Dreams shattered or fulfilled, I'm writing this for you.

My road has been bumpy. Not without injury, but also full of joy.
There have been times when I've felt God close as a breath, 
and times I've wondered if He remembers who I am.
But this last weekend on my retreat, God reminded me of something.
It's something simple, but it's also life changing.
God is for me.
He is for me.

In the last couple of years my mind has shifted a bit. I've looked at God and who He is, 
and have faith in the fact that He loves all of us.
That He loves the world, the downtrodden, the joyful - He loves everyone.
I've never doubted it.
But I've been thinking of it as one whole population that He loves,
and not necessarily individually.
Somewhere along the way I lost that truth in my heart.

But in the last few days, He has poured that over me.
I can't keep it to myself, because it isn't just for me.
It's for you, too.

God is for you.
God is for you.
God is for you.

He sees you and your hopes, brokenness, joy, trials, good and bad.
He knows how you struggle and how you triumph.
He knows you sometimes beat yourself up over the places you've been and things you've done.
And through all of that, He wants you to know He is still crazy about you.
That might be the most freeing thing I could ever have heard.
He whispered it to my heart this weekend.
And He wanted me to tell you about it.
This truth isn't just for me alone,
but for you.
His love and compassion for us is boundless,
and my highest hope is that you believe that in your heart.
God is for you.


  1. So good. It's refreshing to really come to see up close and real something you believe. It becomes 100 x times better. And more beautiful.

  2. God is for you. And for me. I love this. What a great reminder!

  3. Thank you for this it made me tear up. I always love to hear these words, I needed this.

  4. Beautiful post, every single word. I'm glad you had such a great weekend! <3

  5. So good! It's so comforting that He really knows me, and loves me anyway. xoxo
    PS, Is it October yet?

  6. So good! What a beautiful word for this morning. Thank you for sharing!

  7. perfect. i needed his word today girl.

  8. Beautiful post. I love that quote on the wall. Thanks for sharing! I know I needed that today!

  9. Beautiful! I've been thinking about this lately. How much he loves me. loves US. It's hard to wrap my brain around sometimes. Such a good post, loved it.

  10. oh, friend. thank you.
    love you so much!

  11. thank you for this post. Amen <3

  12. I needed to hear this. This is so amazing. God is good!