This time last week I was in a vulnerable place. Some words had been spoken that cut me to the core, and as I worked through my hurt and emotions the following thoughts are what came to mind…
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Where is your head at today? Did you wake up feeling refreshed and thankful, or was your heart bogged down by critical thoughts before your feet even hit the floor? We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes, but it’s up to us to determine whether or not we stay in that gloomy place. We are what we think (Proverbs 23:7) and our mindset establishes the tone for the way we operate.
Saturday was a really hard day. I had high hopes of eating all my daughter’s candy after watching her frolick around as the best sheriff in town at a local church event.
It was supposed to be a great family night. It was supposed to be fun, fun, fun. It was supposed to be a number of things, but was instead a day that left me feeling like a failure in every possible way.
I know you’ve been struggling lately. Struggling with feelings of inadequacy and feeling invisible. I know that sometimes you feel like you’re just passing through this life and blending in with the crowd; unnoticed and perhaps unloved. There are moments when you feel like your hurts, wants, needs and desires are trivial and unimportant. You think no one cares. You feel like you don’t matter. Oh sweet daughter, this couldn’t be further from the truth! My heart breaks for your sadness and I weep at the thought of you ever feeling forgotten and alone. Please, my precious child, don’t believe the lies.
Empty promises lead to broken hearts. I’m sure we all know how it feels to be on the receiving end of this, but how often are we the ones not following through with what we’ve said? I am terribly guilty of performing lip service, but my actions haven’t always lined up with my words. I don’t set out to hurt people or be a flake, but too often busyness, distractions, pride and self-centered thinking lead me to neglecting the commitments I have made.