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To You Who Are Tempest-Tost

I am constant, I am near
I am peace that shatters all your secret fears
I am holy, I am wise
I'm the only one who knows your heart's desires
Your heart's desires
-Jill Phillips, "I Am"

...and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
-Matthew 7:8

I think it's time to write because I am feeling broken, and I have found that God seems to speak through me even more when I am not sure what to say.

Lord, I humbly ask for words.

I have been doing a lot of self-understanding and self-compassion work lately (see last blog post). I am someone who is considered by many who meet her to be more vulnerable than the average person on the street, but these layers I am looking at lately are even deeper than my usual depth. I am being shown some of my blind spots, areas of my life that have kept me from understanding just how much Jesus loves me, Elizabeth, and how deeply adequate the reality of that love is.

I am trying to learn to listen to myself more. So, that's both…

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