He deems me worthy and loved, welcomed and wanted; saying I have much to offer. The opinions of others should stop mattering because in the end, their opinion has no weight. Only God’s does.
It is in the storm that we seek an anchor to keep us steady, a rock to cling to, a hope to believe in.
Forgiveness removes the disease of bitterness from your soul. But in choosing to not forgive, you are tarnishing your own spirit and heart.
You have not been abandoned in your pain. And as contradictory as it sounds, there is joy to be found in the hurt.