There was a little girl who posted a message on a song I was listening to by Matthew West called Broken Girl. Her note was just crying out to be seen. To stop living in the torment that is her life. She is only 13. My heart breaks for her.
Was it always this hard to be a kid? Abuse-sexual, physical, mental/emotional. Bullying. Torture. Torment. The stories of some children and the hell they went through in their childhood or are still going through is abhorrent. Sadly, this little girls story is not unique. I heard a woman give her testimony a few weeks ago and she had a broken girl story all her own. Too many of us have these stories and my heart aches for each of them.
How much more does Daddy's heart break for each of those broken girls or boys. Ones who don't yet know Him and how He is right there with us in the midst of these horrible moments. How He never leaves or abandons us. Yes, He does allow it. In our fallen world, there is a lot of treachery that happens. I cannot imagine what it is like when you don't know Him and His love for you. In my darkest times, He was SO present. So real. Whispering life and truth into me while life was kicking the crap out of me. He reminded me over and over who I am to Him. I am His. I belong to Him. I am a citizen of His Kingdom now and forever. I have not always known that, lived that, or accepted that, but He has reminded me who I am in Him.
He reminded me...I am the one He loves...just as you are...