I hope this week you are touched by the freedom of being honest about your struggles,
And feel the value in sharing your heart and all its beauty, vulnerability, and authenticity.
I hope your openness is met with genuine comfort, support, and acceptance from those dearest to you,
And you are offered listening ears and open arms and that your heart is greeted with the soft but powerful whisper,
“Your story is significant.”
I hope that whisper casts a ripple effect that reaches each part of your being, refreshing it with the truth of your worth.
I hope you feel no shame in your pain,
But feel the triumph of grace overwhelm even the shadowiest valleys of your soul.
I hope you find relief from the burden you’re carrying, and feel how honesty alleviates suffering.
Sometimes all it takes is a listening ear.
I pray we find the courage to be open, and the grace to meet others with the same compassion we wish for in return.
“For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.” ~Isaiah 49:13