Father and Daughter
You heard me cry and the sound drew you in.
My tears wash against your feet, but you persist.
“I’m not worth it; I’m not worth it,” I keep on saying.
“But you are. Of course, you are,” you insist.
You gather me in your arms, your hands on my back;
You sing to me your love, sing with all your heart.
“How can I not love you? I am your rock;
I will be here forever; I won’t let you fall apart.
“How can I not love you? I am your Creator;
I’d been with you since day one; and I could not leave—
Not when you sinned, not even when you cursed;
Not even when you lost control whenever you are peeved.
“How could you think I’ll ever stop? You are my daughter;
I gave up my life, so you could have a new one.
There is nothing that a father would want to see better
Than His child fully secured in His love and plan.”
You have it so much better now
You know what, beloved, living life by enjoying our Savior Jesus Christ is the right path. Sometimes, watching other busy and determined people go about their lives makes us wonder if we’re doing it wrong by not joining in the hustle and bustle of climbing up the society’s ladder. I think about these things most of the times. I think that I should strive harder, get higher grades, participate in class more to make an impression, and prove how intelligent I am just so I can be as satisfied and happy as I see other people to be.
Let me tell you this, though: the happiness you get from the things the world offers to you is only temporary. You think you’re building your life on sturdy foundation by laying down the blocks of fame, grades, and money, but it’s not really the case. They’re all just lego blocks: shaky, temporary, corruptible.
They’re all just lego blocks, compared to what you have now: this lasting love and identity with the Savior who redeemed your soul and restored your life. Jesus Christ does not just secure your life; He Himself becomes your security.
He is not just making plans for you to have a bright future. He is your future. He is not just providing for you. He is your everything. He does not make miracles and things to happen to make you happy. He is your joy. He is not just leading you to the right paths. He is your way.
He is your wisdom. He is your favor. He is your love. He is your peace, your contentment, your source, your best friend, and your everything else. You don’t have to chase anything. You can rest. You can really, truly live because He is in you now. He has given you life and sparked it to be as alive as a raging wildfire.
If you are feeling insecure and unsure right now, let me tell you this: you have it so much better, so much more beautiful, because Jesus Christ covers your life. Jesus Christ makes sure that you live out your best minute, best hour, best day, best week, best year, and your best life.
“No love life, grade, status, wealth, person, relationship, amount of money, or position can secure you and give you the peace, happiness and contentment that a relationship with Jesus Christ can. Always remember that, beloved. He is the only sufficiency we’ve all been looking for.”
—Journal Entry, 03/07/14
So don’t you worry about tomorrow. Don’t worry about today. God knows everything that you will go through and all the help you need.
Be assured, beloved, because first, He is certainly more powerful than your troubles. He has the last word.
Second, He is able and willing to provide all the help that you need. He will not let you go under.
Lastly, God loves you. He will never, ever forsake you or take you for granted.
Beloved . You are exactly that. Don’t stop calling yourself as God’s beloved and precious one even when people start to talk. They have their own picture of what a Christian should be like, but God can’t be boxed in a definition. You may stumble and fail but your identity in Christ will never change.