~ My Dear Beautiful Child ~

I just wanted to remind you, today, of how beautiful you are
because there is a father of lies who will try to deceive you.
He will try to tell you that you are not good enough,
not attractive enough, not thin enough, not strong enough,
not smart enough, not righteous enough,
and that you are simply unimportant to Me.

He will try to tell you that you have broken too many promises,
that you have fallen one too many times,
that you have lived one too many lies,
and that you've been going in the wrong direction
so long that it is pointless to turn back now.
But, guess what?  YOU DO NOT BELONG TO HIM.
HE IS NOT YOUR FATHER.
I AM.

You see, you are My creation, My workmanship.
You have been borne of My thought,
every part of you placed together by My hands. 
You have My thumbprint upon you.
You are a prince/princess, did you know that?
You are My child, the child of THE King!

I look at you and see a precious, priceless pearl.
There is no ocean I would not swim,
no mountain I would not climb,
no price I would not pay to have you and to be
with you and call you My own.  I already have.
I have done all that I could, given all that there is.
I desire to be with you every moment of every day.
How I long for you to talk to Me every day.
My love for you never grows cold.
My promises are never broken
(contrary to what he might lead you to believe).
My character never changes.  And you, my child
have been made in My image.

I love you dearly, unconditionally, and completely.
I understand every emotion that you have. 
I've been there.  I count every tear that you cry.
I know every hair on your head.

And, do you know what?  I even know your weaknesses,
your failures, and your fears.
I know those hidden parts of you that you wish would go away;
those dark corners of your world that you stuff deep down,
praying that no one will ever see.  I have already seen them
and they will not change My love for you.  Nothing will.

I love your heart and I desire all of it.
I just wanted to remind you, today,
of how beautiful you are
and how precious you are to Me.

With Immeasurable Love,
Your Heavenly Father

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Faith supplies staying power...
Anyone can keep going when the going is good,
but some extra ingredient is needed to keep you fighting when it seems that everything is against you...
Norman Vincent Peale
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