I want you to know you aren't alone in this world. That even though you stand in a crowded room and feel alone, you aren't. You are precious. You are a rare gem. You are beautiful.
I know those words are hard to comprehend sometimes. Especially if you have faced rejection from people close to you, but those words are true. Standing in front of the mirror you may see all the flaws, all your shortcomings, all the ick; but that's now what I see.
I see strength. I see boldness. I see beauty. I see determination.
And before you say, "You can't see me" or "You don't know me" or "You don't know what I've done, where I have been" let me tell you this... no matter the past or even your current situation, you were created in His imagine. And He is beautiful, therefore you are beautiful.
And your past? He wipes it clean with His blood.
I was a whore. I was rejected. I was an alcoholic. I hated myself. I didn't want to die but I certainly didn't want to live. I thought I was ugly and worthless. And I use to only see the flaws. All the junk the world through at me, I claimed as my identity.
And slowly, I let those layers fall off being wiped clean by my Savior. I couldn't feel clean or whole again without Him. I tried. New clothes, new place, new life wouldn't heal the wounds inside. It was Jesus. A continual laying down of my own life, so that He may live within me.
And you have this opportunity to. To actually feel beautiful. To live life. To have purpose. To dream again. To have hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. For their may be pain in the night, but joy always comes in the morning. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are adopted and cherished. You are not rejected by His love. You are whole and made complete through Jesus Christ.
Walk boldly with your head high for you are adored.