You, yes you who are looking for your name, scrolling down on the list stapled on your school board showing the students who made it -- them who passed. Yours is not there.
You, who wait patiently for your name to be called out as teams pick up their best players. Yours is left for last.
You, who dream about your name being on the ‘contact list’ of that popular boy’s phone in your school. Not even close.
You, who long to attend the ‘cool girls’ meetings. That group seem to be complete already.
You, who work long hours, serve well and hope for a promotion. No one sees you darling girl.
You, who go to bed crying and wishing life was different. Hopelessness has become your companion.
You, whose kids are not as they ought to be and your marriage is far from the romantic adventure you thought. Your yoga leggings and tied up pony tail can’t hide your disappointment.
You, whose hands shake and tremble from the bitter cold air filling the house. No money to pay for the heating bill .
You, who dread evenings and darkness drawing close, you who loneliness has become the hardest pill to swallow compare to others who keep your body going.
You who think nobody sees, cares, loves or notices you.
Let me tell you something. He does! “Who?” -- you ask.
He, who knew your name before it ever entered any school or register records. (I am pleased with you and I know you by name Exodus 33:17)
He, who picked and chose you for greatness way before any team could have that opportunity (Before I formed you in the womb, I chose you ... “For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created you anew in Christ Jesus, so that you can do the good things he planned for you long ago. Jeremiah 1:5 Ephesians 2:10 NLT paraphrased)
He, who loves you with a passion and unending love. Unrivalled is His love for you, He calls you Beloved, He sees you as breathtaking (You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Sol. 4:7)
He, who has made you part of His family. You are forever excepted, welcomed and cherished. (It was a happy day for Him when he gave us our new lives through the truth of his Word, and we became, as it were, the first children in his new family. James 1:18 LB)
He, who sees you when nobody else does. He sees your coming and going, your working and resting, your serving and your giving. Nothing escapes His loving heart. (God never overlooks a single sparrow. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail – even numbering the hairs on your head!” Luke 12:6-7 MSG).
He, who sees your tears and suffering, who comforts you in the deepest aches and cries of your heart. (You keep track of all my sorrows.You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8 NLT)
He, who gathers you up in His everlasting arms and tenderly speaks truth and life to you even when you feel like a failure or do not measure up. (Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30 NLT)
He, who provides and is sufficient to all our needs. Who cares for us and what we worry about. He who gives and gives in abundance. (He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord’s, and he has set the world in order. 1 Samuel 2:8 NLT see also Philippians 4:19)
He, who makes sure you are never lonely stands by your side, for He is with you always. It’s true that you can be alone, but my friend, in Him you are never lonely for you are His. He is omnipresent, everywhere you look- there He is with His presence. He surrounds us with life to ignite the life within us. The flowers blooming, the sun shining, the mountains standing, the birds singing, the world moving...He is here, He is everywhere.
(I am a God who is everywhere and not in one place only. “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Jeremiah 23:23 GNT , Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)
There is no one else who can love us or give words of assurance like our God does. His truth like the bread we eat for our bodies sustains our souls. His presence like living water to our existence refreshes and quenches our hearts.
He is good my friend, He can be trusted and He sees you, yes, you, not only that, He loves you. Jesus loves you and gave His life for us.