I know it all

I know your struggle (Revelation 2:9). I know your suffering. I know you look around and see no way out. I know it is hard. I know it hurts. I know that if it was possible you would take this pain away with your own hands. I know it seems like the only solution is to run, run to no direction, without thinking. I know you would like this to go away. I know you cry alone at night and wonder “why?”, “why me?”, “why this?”. I know they have hurt you with words and with actions. I know they were the ones you have never expected would hurt you. I know you are angry and hates everything, everyone, even yourself. I know you try to forgive but you cannot. I know you have done things you think are so despicable that should not be forgiven. I know you try to forgive yourself, but you cannot. I know you try to find out who is the one to blame. I know you do not understand. I know life is abbreviated to breathing in and breathing out, waiting for an end. I know you are not able. I know you are afraid. I know you fell all alone, but I know you are not.

I know it all. I know that in this world you will have tribulation (John 16:33), but I also know that he has overcome the world. He has overcome the world! He has overcome sin, sadness, dismay, depression. He has overcome hatred, anger, rancor, neglect. He has overcome fear, guilt, condemnation, shame. He has overcome death. He has overcome you! He has overcome everything that binds you and keeps you chained inside yourself. He has given you life. He has given you the power to be called His children (John 1:12). Not Jew nor Greek, nor condemned, nor slave, nor sinner. Now He calls you His sons and daughters! He calls you little children (John 13:33). He calls you beloved children (Ephesians 5:1). This is sealed by the Blood of the Lamb. This is nailed to the Cross. This is graven in the body of Jesus. Look at him. Look at His wounds. Reach out your hand and put it into His side. Do not doubt, believe (Jo 20:27)!

Call Him Abba, Father. Throw yourself into His arms. Drink the water He gives you and do never thirst again (John 4:14).

I know He loves you.