No Longer a Damsel in Distress

Unfixable. Broken. Damaged. Mistake. Hopeless. Helpless.

How many times have we used these words during self-talk to deepen our wounds? Perhaps we’ve labeled ourselves as something toxic or attached ourselves to every negative word in existence. We hold on to friends or loved ones, hoping they have our antidote, only to find deeper wounds at their departure. Our soul looks at our scars, focusing on the pain instead of celebrating our survival despite the pain. We tell ourselves we don’t have a chance, yet we keep trying to find one in hopes that this belief is untrue.

There was no light at the end of my tunnel. I was helpless. In the midst of total darkness and solitude, while full of despair, drained of all hope, and barely surviving, I discovered a companion I’d failed to acknowledge. A love deeper than the deepest ocean. My hero loved me even in my unlovable moments –moments when I didn’t even love myself. There were moments when I felt so much disgust I couldn’t even look at myself. He saw all of me and loved me nonetheless. I heard him whisper, “not by your strength, but through mine.” He told me I was enough. He told me I was worth more than I could ever acknowledge – He believed this so much that He proved it by dying for me. He freed me. He fixed me. He shined through my cracks of helplessness and illuminated my path. He told me there was nothing I could do to separate myself from His love. He told me I was SAVED, all I had to do was bask in His grace.

This damsel found her hero when she knelt at the foot of the cross. I found someone who offered me more than I could offer myself. My soul was filled with the purest and most unconditional love that can be found. The words I used to imprison myself were powerless to my soul.

I am no longer LESS anything – Christ filled me with all that I will ever need. Less of me and more of Christ. Goodbye helpless gal – hello salvation!

Philippians 4:13: I can do all things in him who strengthens me.

Psalm 139:14: I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

Proverbs 3:15: She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

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