in the mess

Dear you,
The you who has had a rough week, the you who doesn’t have straight A’s, the you who scrolls through Instagram and Facebook first thing rather than flick through the pages of your bible, the you who spends too much money on that chai latte, the you who values your worth by the number of likes on your profile picture, the you who is messy.
Far too often, we define ourselves as these things. We value ourselves as how we’re feeling, our grades, what we do, we define ourselves as being messy. It’s hard to ignore the voice in your head telling you that you’re worthless and telling you that you’re not good enough and that your mess is too much for anyone else to handle.
Your mess is okay. Your mess is real but it doesn’t define you. Your mess is never too much for God. He loves you even with your mess. He loves you even when there’s 43 tabs open and you can’t figure out which ones playing the music, when chemistry notes are on the same page as health and social care notes, even when you fail that exam that you revised so hard for. He loves your mess, absolutely loves it. He can handle the mess and He wants you to hand it to Him and trust Him to take it.
God is always good. Even in your messiness. Even in your crappy days. He is always listening and always loving. I believe that God doesn’t always give us these challenges, but He will take us out of them eventually. Even if His answer is no at this very moment, He is still good and He is still working. Don’t give up. Keep asking. Keep believing.
Believe that God is the answer to your problems, He doesn’t promise to answer all of our mess, but know that He is the answer. Hear His whisper. He is asking you to Trust in Him. know that when the mess becomes messier, He is in the middle of it all, with you. cleaning up the mess, when you don’t even know where to begin in the mess.

lots of love, SSL xo


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