You Are Loved

You Are Loved

I hold my daughter. I stare lovingly into her innocent eyes. My heart overflows with affection. I cradle her in my arms and stroke her hair. I speak:

You are precious.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are special.
You are perfect.
You are mine.

I love your little grin.
I love your noises.
I love your face.
I love your heart.
I love your personality.

I will take care of you.
I will protect you.
I will make it all better.
I am your Mommy.

She peers deep into my eyes and listens. Once in a while, she grins, as if she understands that I’m speaking words of life into her soul. As I softly pour my heart out, she slowly closes her eyes and peacefully drifts to sleep. She knows she is loved.

And I sit and ponder the heart of my Heavenly Father.

He holds you, His daughter. He stares lovingly into your weary eyes. His heart overflows with affection. He cradles you in His arms and strokes your hair. He speaks:

You are precious.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are special.
You are complete.
You are mine.

I love your little grin.
I love your questions.
I love your face.
I love your heart.
I love your personality.

I will take care of you.
I will protect you.
I will make it all better.
I am your Daddy.

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He wants His affirming words to sink into our very core, but it’s hard to hear the quiet whisper of our Father over the rushing wind of our own self-doubt. We are struggling, squirming our way through life – trying to prove our worth and value. Today, if you stop and allow yourself to peer deep into God’s eyes and listen, you might find yourself smiling as you begin to understand that He is constantly speaking words of life into your soul. As He softly pours his heart out, you might just be able to slowly close your eyes and peacefully drift to sleep because You know you are loved.

BraveGirl Emily

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