To the one who’s forgotten she matters. A familiar thought invades: “It doesn’t matter how much you do. It will never be enough.” The leap from feeling a disappointment is as quick as the inhale of breath: “You don’t matter. Your feelings don’t count.” How can loving ourselves squelch the lies that tell us we don’t matter?
When you’re clinging to the edge of sanity by a fingernail, it’s okay to love yourself. Take care of yourself. Give yourself a break. Stop being so hard on yourself. God’s word tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Isn’t it time to stop leaving yourself out of the equation?
Join me for a fresh look at a story of Jesus’ healing from Mark 3:1-6. What can happen when Jesus speaks, takes the initiative to address your need?
Quotes and graphics to inspire your heart to love well and love much.
Loving one another doesn’t come in pat answers and cookie-cutter moments. To be honest, I’ve got a stubborn streak of all-about-me-DNA that breaks loose every now and then. When our focus is on ourselves, we’re all about getting our need for love met in just the way we like it. It is the love of Christ that frees us from the “what’s-in-it-for-me” mindset in our relationships. Fresh faith brings the power to love others God’s way.
Sometimes we just don’t know what to say when hard things happen to friends. We want to say the right thing, the best thing. Four things to remember when comforting a grieving friend.