I think it’s brave when you get up in the morning even though your soul is so weary. A broken, bruised heart is the heaviest of all. So I know it is not easy to wake up to a new day, to get up once again. Yet you have done it, and keep doing it. That quiet strength looks beautiful on you.
I think it’s brave that you keep on keeping on, even through this confusion and pain. I know there are days when you are ready to give up, so many of those moments in one day. Yet you keep on going; you keep on living. Yet you hold on to hope. I think it is brave and even more so, I think it is absolutely beautiful.
I think it’s brave that you choose to push through the pain every day. Those tears that keep flowing from the well that is inside of you? Are the mark of beauty and humanity in you. And I can see, that no matter how the sorrow tries to drown you — you still come up for air, still keep pushing through the pain.
I think it’s brave how you surrender to the Lord once again, even though your dreams and hopes keep coming undone. True strength is found not in performing greatly but in daring to dream again. I think it’s brave how you pick up the broken pieces once again, though they cut your heart deep. Still you believe that wounds will turn into scars, making you a warrior.
I think it’s brave how battle with depression and dark days time and time again. I know the darkness drenches your soul more often than you would like to admit. That is why I think it’s absolutely brave for you to keep trying, hour after hour, minute after minute.
I think it’s brave that you keep wanting to walk close to the Lord, that you want to grow — when it has been difficult, painful, and sometimes quite exhausting so far. Your willingness to try is an inspiration. I think it’s brave that you keep coming to church every Sunday, though you are breaking apart. It is so brave to show up and to show your heart, to show your brokenness to us.
Friend, I want to tell you this: that you are brave and beautiful and created wonderfully just as you are. And I pray, that you see it as well.
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