If you didn't read yesterday's post, read it now. http://beautifulp31.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-personally-do-not-believe-that-we-can.html
Can you relate to the despair I spoke of in the last post? Have you felt that way regarding your weight, appearance, confidence, size, flaws, or image? When I get down over my body or my failures of the day, I just want crawl up in my husbands arms and hear him reassure me that he loves me. Many times he does that. As much as I love Jeff though, he cannot be there for me all the time. He also cannot meet my needs for love completely. First of all, he's not always here. Second, sometimes he doesn't feel like it! (imagine that!) Plus it takes a lot more than a man to complete me.
Despair is a like a hopelessness that leads to anxiety and panic. It's very stressful to feel despair. Just knowing that someone loves me, or even likes me, helps to take away the desperate feelings I have when I feel defeated and ugly. Last night I went to dinner with 2 of my good friends, Amy and Donna. We talked and laughed and just hung out. We watched American Idol. We ate Nachos and pizza. We told funny stories. We shared life ... the good and bad. We could be ourselves. After a few hours with my friends, I felt so rejuvenated. I felt beautiful. I knew they liked me just for me. I knew they were on my side. I felt safe and loved. They help to lift me up, but just like my husband, they aren't always there and sometimes they don't feel like it. It's just the way it is with people. They aren't capable of being there for us all the time.
"Maybe you have a hard time believing that God likes you; maybe you
don't even like yourself. But it's true. God not only loves you;
He likes you." (Donna Partow)
That's right, God loves you, God likes you. He knows everything about you. He's all-knowing. He's all-powerful. He's present everywhere. That means that no matter what ... no
matter where we are ... no matter how we feel ... no matter who we are with or not with ... God is there, always. Because He wants to be. And He cares. We are never alone. We can feel safe and secure knowing that the Maker of this Universe has a personal interest in us. He wants to wrap His arms around us and take away the hurt, pain, despair, and insecurity.
If you feel comfortable sharing with others, please do. If not, that's okay too. Just post your name (I'll still enter you in the give away), but at the very least, share your heart and answers to the questions above with God. Just talk it out with Him. He already knows because He's all- knowing. He can help because He's all-powerful. He's available because He's present everywhere. And He's waiting to make you feel beautiful!
Blessings Beautiful Sistas!
Portions of this post were from the book I'm giving away, I'm Beautiful, Why Can't I See It? by Kimberly Davidson. To enter, post a comment on this blog. The more you comment, the better your chances to win. You can be entered once a day and the drawing will take place March 21st.