Dear You: A Love Letter from God
You believe you are incompetent, unlovable, unworthy. You say you do not care what happens to you. My heart aches for you. When I look at you, I see wonder. I see grace and splendor. You are brilliant and ambitious. You have the world at your fingertips.
Your fingertips touch the screen once more, altering your appearance. You are questioning your maker. You doubt My intent when I crafted you. You believe I am no longer present, by your side, concerned about your fears.
Your fingertips search for perfection within the confines of a box. You close yourself in, burying yourself. You believe you are not worthy of the strength to escape the prison you have built for yourself. You believe you are void of anything that merits devotion, care, and attention. You think of yourself as nothing, a nobody.
You are somebody to Me. You are everything I admire and applaud. You are lovely and unbelievably remarkable. And yet, what I see does not hold any significance to you; it’s the judgment of your reflection that carries weight. It weighs you down. Heavy on your chest, the weight of your undesirableness grows stronger. You cannot get up. You do not want to wake up.
Please wake up. You are more than your appearance. You are more than your missteps and shortcomings. You have a song to sing. You have a voice that could shake mountains and shatter the ceiling of this earth. Your voice is desired. You are desired. You are valuable. Ask yourself, how much is a piece of art worth? Whatever someone is willing to pay for it, right? What are you worth? Better yet, what price was paid for you?
Who paid for you? “You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him—be free now from all these earthly prides and fears” (1 Corinthians 7:23). You have been paid for in full by Me. You belong to Me. Nobody has ever paid a greater price than I have paid for you. The love I have for you was enough to compel Me to die in your place, even if you consider yourself undeserving. With the constant barrage of the world’s imageries flashing across your eyes, you have become susceptible to this negative outlook. You have become fearful of who you are and who you are not.
But the truth is, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). Fear fills you with anguish and keeps you in servitude. You are in bondage to this fear.
Why are you afraid? Are you afraid of being chastised, neglected, forgotten? Are you afraid of being desolate, separated? Nothing can separate you from My love. My love does not wax and wane. I hold you in My hand and promise never to let you go. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:37-39).
Cling to this divine love. Cast out fear: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
Do not be afraid, for I am with you. “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). I will never leave you. I am your shepherd. I care for you. I feed the ravens and clothe the lilies, so why are you of any less value? Imagine anything on this earth that you value. It is incomparable to how I feel about you. I have formed many diamonds, but I made only one you, and I love you.
Do not doubt My Word. Know I really mean it when I say you are precious. “You are precious in my eyes … and I love you” (Isaiah 43:4).
I love you.
Megan Bouchillon | DPW Guest Writer
Megan Bouchillon’s days are full with being a working mom, wife to her best friend and an owner of many plants. She somehow manages to fit her passions into the cracks of her day; which are, writing, podcasting, thrifting, spinning in circles with her son and laughing with her hubby.