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This verse was part of my quiet time today, and it speaks to me for various reasons, but I am fairly certain that it was also for me to share. Today is a day of love, and our social media streams will be overloaded with grand gestures, special gifts, candy, flowers, poems, dates…you name it. And this is beautiful because we SHOULD celebrate those we love, and I don’t think there is a single thing wrong with a special day to do so. Heck, I have special treats and surprises for my people, too.
BUT on that same token, today can be soul crushing for others. Today may be a reminder of how lonely you feel. A reminder of a failed marriage, the end of the relationship that you thought would be your forever, a lost family member, a broken home, empty arms and no child to buy candy for, the relationship where you feel completely unseen, uncelebrated, unappreciated and unloved….I could go on.
Friend, if you are the latter today, know that you are seen and loved. The Lord is near to you, and you are never alone. Rest in His arms and allow HIS love to fill you up, rather than relying on the frail love of another human. And know that your pain is also seen, recognized and cared for as well. And I see you too! <3