You are unique; there is no one on this planet who is the same as you. Your hands move, feel, and remember differently than any other pair of hands. Your eyes see, discover, and understand things in ways none other can. Your ears listen, process, and notice things that perhaps none others do. Your heart enjoys, endures, and experiences far differently than all the rest of them.
You are beautiful. You’ve been told this, yet you still doubt this.
You have scars that no one has seen. You have fears that no one knows. You carry hurt deep inside of you. You wonder how anyone could see past these things, how anyone could forgive you . . . how you could ever be loved again.
He carefully, intricately, and intentionally put you together exactly the way you are. Those hands, eyes, ears and heart are the way they are because of Him. He designed you to look like His heart. He made you with the intention of living in love forever with you.
His heart breaks every time yours does. He knows about the secrets. He’s seen the scars. He’s felt the hurt. You’ve been hiding, but He knows your wounded heart, and you don’t know how beautiful you are.
He extends His arms and breaks down the walls. He brings light to the darkness and clears away the mess so that only His love remains. He has the ability and desire to take away the hurt, the dirt, the shame, the regret, the heartbreak, the depression, the addiction, the anxiety, and the brokenness that you carry so that you are healed and restored to be the you He created you to be. He gave His all so that He could once again hold your beautiful heart.
I want you to know that it is okay, and even good, to be you. I never want you to forget how He sees you. I want to make sure you know that it’s going to be okay. I want you to know that every word I’ve said is true. I promise that there is morning will come even though it feels like you’ve been living in an eternal night. I can assure you there is hope and there is light.
I want to know your story. I want to know who you really are. I want to meet you here tonight.
** Inspired by You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are by Jon Foreman