You may have seen the title and asked yourself, “whhhhat?” Whose flimsy smile is breaking this up, how is a smile doing that and who is this person?
I better warn you before you step into what I have prepared for you in this post. It’s a love letter addressed to my best friend.
Before you roll your eyes and exit out please let me explain.
I get it. A love letter to God may sound like a super duper cliché. As I was writing it I kept thinking, this is just for Jesus’s eyes but the more I wrote the more I realized the importance of these words for everyone. Sometimes we forget who the Lord is. We forget how powerful, loving and personable our God is. I want to use this intimate poem between me and Jesus to break any false views that you may have about God being a dictator, in small and large ways.
May this free verse serve as a reminder of the freedom He has purchased for you.
God sees, God hears… He cares about you. His Beloved. His Daughter. His Son.
Whenever I speak, You incline Your ear
That gentle smile etches across flesh
It breaks my religion
You, the King of the entire Universe, incline Your ear towards the dust, the grime, the dirt of the earth
You listen to every word and consider it
You are an excellent conversationalist
You will answer with exactly what needs to be said
You will respond in due time
You speak the truth in love, even when I don’t want to hear it
You are a Father who cares about my personal growth
You allow me to endure tough times in order to become much stronger
Because of You I am not like loose branches blowing heedlessly in the wind
Because of You I have a reason to live
I know that I am wanted and adored
I am never alone, no matter who abandons me
Even though it is tough to remember at times
I am secure in my body
I am secure with the purposes You have laid out for me
Thanks to You I never have to try to accomplish anything in my own strength
You make things happen that I never could have expected
You are a miracle maker
When you walked this earth You laid hands on the broken and healed them
You bandage my wounds and give me a shoulder to lean
When I am hurting
You will heal me completely… either in this life or the next
You are who I can put my trust in
You have never let me down before
I love You, so much
When I talk to You I am so stoked, like an excitable girl falling in love for the first time
I am falling in love with Love
I am falling in love with True Love, the love that holds me and comforts me when no one else will
Yes, Your smile destroys my religion
You are the reason I am standing
My God, my best friend, my Father, my Savior…
I love You and thank you for everything You have planned and waiting
Thank you that You have already seen everything that will happen
Thank you that I can rest in Your arms
I can put my hope in
Thank you that any insecurity can and will be placed in Your strong, capable hands
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Your grace is rendering me speechless.
Forever, forever, forever Yours,
Listen to this song and allow its truth to wash over you <3 He wants to give you Himself. He wants you to know who He is and how great His love is for you…let your guard down and allow His grace to flow over Your pains and insecurity. Let Him take your burdens.
“Come to me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” Jesus