Dear Silent One,
I see you, tucked in the corner battling for obscurity. Defending yourself from life’s pain. Afraid to trust. Afraid to feel. But I also recognize that craving in the deep recesses of your heart, the place you won’t let others see.
My heart is pierced with your longing to be heard, valued, understood, and appreciated. Actually, I fashioned you that way. It warms my heart to see that desire stirring within you.
I must tell you, though, short of the acceptance and love and worth that I have designed for you, your soul will always feel deprived like a kid stuck in an empty pool, always waiting, wondering, wishing someone would come along and give you the water you need to have fun. To be full. To feel alive.
It’s time to stop hiding. To venture forth. In spite of what’s happened to you, there are good, godly people who long to help. Who can help. People waiting to pour into you the very resources I have implanted within them. You cannot move into the abundant joy-filled life I have designed for you without these relationships. Within healthy community, you will grow strong and heal. You will learn to use your voice; you will become a silence-breaker.
If you cannot bring yourself to trust them, you must trust me. Will you trust that I have good things in store for you? Hope-filled, purpose-laced days are ahead. Complete restoration, redemption, and a future of success await; it’s time to move beyond this pain.
Let’s dive deeper. I promise the adventure is worth the risk. Allow me to lead you to others who will love you through this pain. Yes, I am doing something new but in the midst I will love you and comfort you. I promise. And in the end, I will make you whole.
(Eph 4:15-16, Jer 29:11-13, Is 43:19,Is 66:13,1Thes 5:23-25 )
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Jo Ann Fore is an author, teacher, book-freak, and fun friend. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women. Most noted for her authentic vulnerability, Jo Ann captivates her audience with faith-filled messages caramelized with a powerful promise of hope. She is the founder of the Write Where It Hurts community, where she is honored to spend her days in the midst of women who seek hard after God’s plans for their lives.