This post is for someone today. I feel strongly in my spirit that these words are from the heart of God for you. Do you know: He knows your name?
This post won’t be for everyone, and that’s okay! I still love you 🙂 But it is for someone!
I’ve not made it any secret that I am a believer in Jesus. My calling in this life is to uplift, encourage and come alongside hurting people with the healing balm only God can provide.
Each of you mean so much to me. Much more than I could ever truly express on this page. I value your time, your hearts, your own passion in helping people the way only you can.
If you are feeling broken like me right now, this post is for you. Those who feel alone, lost, confused, gripped with grief and sorrow.
This is not an easy post for me to write, honestly. I feel extremely vulnerable, and honestly, anxious about putting it out there. I’m not even sure why.
What I do know is that this has been one heck of a tumultuous time! There seems to have been one fire to put out after another. My mind has been completely numb with depression more times than I can count. My heart has felt shattered in despair, desperately seeking good news.
Can you relate to any of this? Are you in that place of transition – wondering when the sun will ever shine again?
May I provide you with some encouragement today?
HE KNOWS YOUR NAME!
My beloved friend,
When you feel alone, He knows your name.
When you feel depression and anxiety, He knows your name.
When you feel forgotten, abandoned and rejected, He knows your name.
When the sickness and chronic pain in your body gets worse instead of better, He knows your name.
When you feel like your dreams will never come true, He knows your name.
When you don’t know who you are and feel empty, He created you and knows your name!
When the circumstances and situations in your life swallow you whole and you feel helpless to change them, He knows your name!
When your marriage is crumbling around you, He knows your name!
When insecurity and self-doubt cripple you with fear, He longs to set you free and knows your name.
When nothing is working out like you’d hoped or planned, He knows your name!
You feel like you’ve ‘messed up’ one too many times, made too many mistakes and have missed your chance at happiness. Oh yes! He definitely knows your name! Redeeming you and your past is His specialty!
When the enemy’s lies are louder than any other voice you hear – He whispers loving truths to you, saying, I KNOW YOUR NAME!
When your weariness has overtaken you in your spirit, soul and body, He knows your name!
And when your finances have long since dried up with bills due all around you, He knows your name.
Yes…. no matter the struggle you’re facing – He knows your name, He calls your name and oh how He longs to lavish His love on you!
I know it feels like it right now, but God has not forgotten about you. He has not forgotten the promises He made to you. Your prayers have not been hitting the ceiling and disappearing into thin air.
Your pain is not wasted. Your story is not over.
In fact, the best is yet to come. Your story is just beginning.
I know you can’t see me, but I am reaching out my arms to you in an open embrace. I feel your pain. I know where you are at.
It doesn’t make sense right now and your questions far outweigh your answers. I get it. You wonder not only when this will all change, but IF it will.
God knows your name. He sees you. He is holding you in your darkest and most difficult hour. He smiles over you with pure joy. You light up His heart unlike any other! You are the apple of His eye.
He is not disappointed with you. You are more precious than rubies in His sight.
Though the storm rages on right now – know that HE is still the miracle working God who speaks to the storm and it ceases. He is the light to dispel the blinding darkness.
So I am speaking to you right now, in this moment. You are not alone and you won’t sink.
You are walking on the water and don’t even realize it yet! Keep your eyes on Jesus. He’s got this and He’s got YOU. Your dreams are coming to pass, sooner than you think.
That answer to prayer you’ve been waiting an unbelievably long time for? It’s yes & amen. The answer has already been released to you.
Hold on just a little while longer.
I feel in my heart to tell you it’s okay to rest. In fact, it’s critical that you take time to simply rest in the presence of God. It’s not selfish. In the place of rest, you will feel the loving warmth of a Father who adores you.
This is your time to know the heart of God for YOU. He is seeking to heal your broken heart.
Those issues you thought were long gone and dealt with – yes, those. I know they’ve resurfaced for you lately. He is calling those hurts out to bring you to a place of total restoration.
Now is your time. You deserve this. You’ve waited a really long time. You’ve been asking, “When God? Why not me?” He has heard and He has seen.
He has been your guide, steadying your weakness with His overwhelming strength.
Looking back, you will see that He has kept you, held you, comforted you and walked you through what most wouldn’t have survived. That’s the power of Jesus and His Holy Spirit in you!
No, it hasn’t been fun. It hasn’t been easy. We wish we could’ve avoided all this pain, all this heartbreak, all this trauma. I know. What I know most of all, #God will use your pain for purpose in ways we can’t even imagine yet! – Holly ♥Tweet
Though it’s hard, hold on just a little bit longer. Help is on the way!
When you don’t know what to pray, be still and know He is God. He intimately listens to your heart. Every sigh and cry is a wordless prayer touching His very heart. #prayerTweet
Love, Jesus and I ♥
If this message speaks to your heart, have a listen to this song. I believe it will bless your soul as it did mine today in the midst of tears and tremendous pain.
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If you need prayer or someone to listen, please contact me here. In the meantime, I’m sending you all of my very best love and interceding for your better, brighter days! 🙏🏼
Always remember, HE KNOWS YOUR NAME! You are so very loved.
My prayer for you:
Father God, I bring before Your throne my precious friend reading this post. Lord, I know you know their pain intimately as you bore it on the Cross.
Lord I ask you to restore the heart of my friend. I ask you to bring Your peace that surpasses all understanding to the chaos and confusion in this mind. I ask you to bring clarity where there has been a lack of direction. I bind all spirits in opposition to Your Holy Spirit and release the perfect love of God that casts out all fear.
I ask Lord that a fresh hedge of protection be placed around my friend and their loved ones. I cover their minds, their bodies, their families, their homes, their property, their finances and all that concerns them in the blood of Jesus Christ.
In accordance with Ephesians 3:20, I thank You Lord that You are working in their favor to do exceedingly, abundantly, beyond anything they could ever ask, think or imagine for YOUR glory God.
I ask you Lord to bring to pass Isaiah 61 in my friend’s life. Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. I ask you Lord to destroy all depression, anxiety, and any other hindering, mind binding spirit in the name of Jesus. Set my brothers and sisters free, Lord. Show yourself mighty on their behalf!
Great I AM, be everything my friend needs right now. Fill every void and break every chain.
In the name above every name, to which every knee must bow and every tongue confess, Jesus, I thank you! We believe it is done, as you promised in Mark 11:24:
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. #JesusTweet
Scripture for Encouragement
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.Tweet
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. #encouragement #Scripture #shareJesusTweet
Isaiah 40:31 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” #encouragement #shareJesusTweet