By a subscriber who wants to remain private.
I spent many years in an abusive relationship, the mental and verbal abuse had broken me and my confidence was at an all-time low. I felt worthless and like l was lucky to have someone in my life even if he was wrong for me I thought I could never do better and no one could ever love me.
I can still him hear telling me, “you are ugly, too slim, can’t cook and you are a waste of space.” I don’t remember his expression to be honest when he spoke these words. But I remember the words. For a long time even after I had left him I carried them like a weight on my shoulders. I carried all the labels he gave to me. I was alive but l wasn’t really living.
That was until God happened. Along God knew what l was feeling, he could see the frown behind my smile and the state of my heart. We say it often or maybe we hear it often but let me tell you GOD LOVES YOU.
I started reading the word of God and his words of love washed over me, cleansed me of the negativity I had absorbed into my soul. Slowly as I started to believe and hope in his word my soul started to dance again, my smile grew genuine and the weight lifted off my weary shoulders.
I can’t fully express it in words but l encourage you to give God a try.
- 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
- 1 John 4:19, “We love because he first loved us.”