Has anyone told you lately that they loved you? If they haven't then shame on them. Every single person on this planet is a special gift from God. We are all God's Children, no matter what color of our skin, what Religion we follow, or even if we don't go to an actual church-even if we only open up his Holy Bible and read his Holy Word and do unto others and we'd have them do unto us. Even if others do not reciprocate as we think they should God is up there looking down from his throne and he is keeping score. He knows the goodness in each and everyone's heart, and how it transends to the soul.
Matthew 5:44, But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
He knows we are not perfect and that we make mistakes. He doesn't count those against us as long as we learn from them. And if we err against someone we own up to it and aplogize for it and if that person does not accept our apology God will and God will forgive us because God is our supreme Jurer and Judge. If people err against us we are to forgive them even if they do not ask for it because how can we ask God to forgive us our sins if we don't fogive the sins of others. God will judge those accordingly.
Matthew 10:16, Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves
And if we grow weary in our struggles do not give up hope for God will sustain us. He will never abandon us. He will always be there for us and will not leave us as long as we call on his name and pray to him. He may not answer prayer the way we want him to, but he answers prayer in his own way in his own time. He has his reasons and it always works out in the end. God is all knowing and all seeing. We must not grow weary and give up hope.
Deuteronomy 31:8, The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
There will be days that none of it will make sense, but trust me, take out your bible when you feel you can no longer make sense of it all. Mark these scriptures as these helped me the most during my darkest hours. You are not alone. Do not despair. Do not give up. Don't lose hope.
Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit.
Psalm 55:22, Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you: he will never let the righteous fall
These scriptures helped me through my darkness-the depression, the debilitating Intractible Migraine Disease, PTSD, Panic Attacks. This is also intended to help a special friend.
Dedicated to my friend Diana I met this past August
Philippians 4:13, I can do evertything through him who gives me strength. Amen