Hi. How are you? I bet you spend most nights wondering why you exist. You lay in the darkness with tears soaking your face. You have gotten to a point where you stopped trying to wipe them away. You may think there is no hope left for better days.
You are not alone.
Countless times I have spent thinking the same things. Countless tears I have felt pour down my face in the cold quiet darkness of my room. Countless times I have wondered why do I keep forcing myself through this nightmare.
It is hard to keep going when you feel like you are always the one left out. You see everyone else getting their dreams fulfilled and wishes granted. You see everyone else winning at this thing we all call life. You think what are you doing wrong? What makes them so much better than you? Why do they get everything?
You are never alone.
You see in that pain, heartache, loss, rejection, and hopelessness is all the broken pieces. We think that if we are broken we can’t be put back together again. We think if we are broken we can’t be whole. We think there is no more meaning. We think there is no redemption.
There is power in the battle scars. There is strength in the pain. There is hope in the sorrow. There is redemption in the despair. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you. Declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
If you trace back humanity to the very beginning we are all broken. We started out this journey whole. We walked and talked with The Creator. We had a personal connection with The Creator. God breathed life into mankind and knew from the start that we would mess it up. He knew we would be a beautiful broken mess.
From the very start we have done everything wrong. We have never gotten it right. We have fought God every single step of the way. Yet in all of that God has never broken a promise. God has never given up on His creation. God has never lost hope in us. No matter how many times we fail. God has a purpose for every single one of us. Even if it takes a lifetime for us to figure it out.
So when you are in the quiet darkness thinking you have nothing to offer. The Creator knows your heart and He has a plan for you. When you have tears soaking your face in the middle of the night you are not alone. The Creator hears your cries and wants you to know how deeply loved you are. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son. That whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.”
So this is my letter to the broken. That I am one of you. I understand your pain in a very intimate way. I know that we will get through it. I know we will all have a time when we are put back together again. When all of the pain is gone. We will all rejoice and be glad in it. You are loved my brothers and sisters. You are never alone.