The screams. The threats. The insults. Each one pierces our heart leaving our heart shattered and broken. The sting of betrayal that flows so easily from the lips that once confessed an undying love perpetuates an ongoing battle to understand love.

Why are we so unworthy of being loved? What is so wrong with us that respect can’t be granted? What have we done that has earned us this kind of treatment to the one we’ve given our heart?

The tears stream. The cries and sobs continue through the night as we lay in the darkness searching for the smallest glimpse of daylight.

How did we get here? The questions flood our mind. Are you angry with us God? What can we do differently to make it end? How do we make him happy? How do we make him love us?  How do we make it stop?

But before our questions go any further, daylight comes.  There is  a voice, a soft whisper. It is a voice so kind, so gentle yet so overwhelming that it shakes us to our very core. A voice that shouts love with reassurance and hope. A voice that reminds us of our worth and purpose. A voice that has claimed us and protects us. A voice that brings justice and truth to the broken and discarded. A voice that draws us in and quiets our hurting hearts. It is a voice that sings over us with great amounts of love and acceptance. A voice that quiets our fears and gives us the strength to press on and stand tall. This voice claims us as His own, His daughter, His treasure. We may not be seen or treated that way by some but the God of the universe loves us, has claimed us, redeemed us and called us by name. And it is His love alone that will heal and comfort our broken hearts and envelop us in peace!    

For the Lord your God is living among you.

    He is a mighty savior.

He will take delight in you with gladness.

    With his love, he will calm all your fears.<span class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NLT-22814a" data-link="[a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>[a]

    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Zephaniah 3:17

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