Okay, here's the story behind my message: Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my aunts who lives in another country. She's new to Skype and was eager to try it out so I gave her a few pointers over the phone and eventually, we were able to see each other on our computers using our web cameras through the free online service of Skype. At first, I didn't want to turn on the camera on my computer which would enable my aunt to see my face because I was having a bad hair day. So, I wrote a message to her in the chat box of Skype saying that I was having a "bad hair day" and she wrote back saying, "The hair doesn't matter." And there it was, in those four words, a lesson point that reminded me of how God sees us.
God loves us, period. It doesn't matter if we're having a bad hair day or just stepped out of the salon with our tresses looking like a movie star's. It doesn't matter if you're struggling with your weight, battling an illness, suffering from a breakup with your significant other, or feeling like you're losing the battle to stay positive and enjoy life. Whoever you are, whatever you're going through, KNOW THIS- GOD LOVES YOU! And He will NEVER leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). TRUST!
Just like my Auntie who told me that the appearance of my hair does not matter, she just wants to see her niece and connect via a conversation over Skype, GOD sees you and LOVES you just as you are and He wants to spend time with you regardless of your condition. Remember, God is in the restoration business: He can take your mess and produce a message that will transform your life and change your world. He can turn your trials into triumph. He can help you overcome addiction. He can help renew your perspective on life when negativity gets the best of you. And most importantly, He and only HE can save your soul and ensure your presence in eternity.
Doesn't that sound beautiful? Beyond the beauty, there's truth.
I am so grateful that God sent a reminder of His love for me through my Auntie's message and I pray that today, God will send a reminder of His love to you. How He will do it? I don't know. But when He does it, you WILL know! :)
God bless you!