This was last night's dream. I woke up, and have never felt so disappointed. All the memories of the past came flooding back and all I feel is a deep longing for him, for a second chance, for things to have worked out differently than they actually did. Friend, I know that pain of a broken heart. I know how it feels to wake up everyday angry, hurt, confused and just sad. I know how it feels to love someone who doesn't want you to love them. I know how it feels to want the best for someone even when all they've done is hurt you. But I'm here to tell you that this isn't the end. It's the end of a chapter, but there is a whole book to be written yet. Pain wont last forever, even if it lasts for a couple of years, it will end someday. You have what it takes to make it through this. You are strong enough to survive the pain, the tears and the grief, and then move forward. You are either going to become better or bitter, so choose to become better. Choose life. Choose Hope. Choose to become stronger because of what you've been through. The scars you have are testament to God's goodness, because He bought you through that, and He'll bring you through this. Take this time to be romanced by the Creator of all.
People talk about Jesus' Cross as a bad thing, but what we've gotta understand is that His death that day was a proposal. His surrendering Himself to that Cross was His way of saying 'I want you. I will do whatever it takes to have you. If that means dying, then here I am, giving up my life so you may know Me, and be free from all of your pain, all of your guilt, all of your hurt, and all of your past.' Jesus will always fight for you. He will never give up on. He will never leave you or forsake you. He will always be your Best Friend, your Lover, your Dwelling Place, and your Shelter from the storm.
Choose life today. Choose to grab hold of Hope that wont let you go. This isn't the end of your story, it's just the beginning.
Others were given in exchange for you.
I traded their lives for yours
because you are precious to Me.
You are honoured, and I love you.
- Isaiah 43:4