“To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
"God's ravaged by one look for me." - Lynn Eldridge
Beloved is a word I never heard before. I was rejected, I was not good enough, I was a disappointment, I was a bother. I believed I was the problem.
Therefore, I became full of self-hate. I was unloved I was broken, I was full of anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar, eating disorders, and self-destruction.
I remember when I was eight years old a friend's mother called me precious, from that day on I wanted to hang out at my friend's house but with her mother. Nobody had ever called me precious. For decades being called precious was outweighed by the negative voices in my life.
But I found the antidote.
One day I learned that I'm God's beloved. I'm My Beloved's and He's mine. It's a love story, it's His story, and I'm in it because He chose me.
What He says is true. Anything else is a lie.
He's not angry with me, He's not disappointed with me. He's pursuing me.
He's ravaged by one look for me.
He's not too good to be true, He's so good that He is true.
I'm not rejected, I'm accepted by My Beloved.
Bipolar doesn't own me. Eating disorders do not own me.
I belong to Him and in His love there's healing, there's freedom, there's joy.
If He did this for me imagine what He can do for you!
He sees us as His beloved children. He is well pleased with us.
We are forgiven, we are beloved.