Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Love Letter to All Brides

To the Bride who doesn't feel loved the Bride who feels lost and alone in her the Bride who feels like she is holding her family together the Bride who has been betrayed by the one she the Bride who has received the ultimate betrayal: being traded for another the Bride who soaks her pillow with tears every the Bride who keeps a brave smile on her face even though every day is a struggle to get the Bride who feels she can't ask for help because she feels embarrassment and the Bride who wonders, "What's wrong with me and why doesn't he love me anymore? What did I do wrong?" the Bride who feels her fairy tale dreams have been shredded to pieces along with her the Bride who has been lied to, cheated on, used, or the Bride who feels like she is competing with her husband's addictions: alcohol, drugs, pornography, or gambling -and waits to be loved more than these the Bride who has tried everything to fix her marriage and feels tired and the Bride who receives no love or affection from the man who promised to be her lover, friend, protector, and the Bride who feels uncherished, unvalued, or the Bride who is facing unwanted divorce or separation from the love of her the Bride who has been verbally abused with cruel words spoken so harshly, she feels like she can't escape from the pain of the words that have become thorns in her the Bride who worries about how to pay the bills or put food on the table for her the Bride who struggles daily with physical pain and illness but still tries to make the best of the Bride whose husband has had to leave her to serve his country, and she doesn't know if her soldier is ever coming the Bride who doesn't feel good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, sexy enough, or strong enough -the answer is really so simple, beloved. A beautiful Bride you will always be to Jesus, and He wants you to know this: He understands your pain, your struggles, and your tears. He has been broken and betrayed by those He loved. He was beaten, abused, forgotten, and ridiculed. He knows, and He wants to hold you and carefully, gently heal your wounded heart. He loves you not based on what you do or don't do, He sees you as His beautiful, stain-free, spotless bride. He loves you...always. He won't leave you or abandon you. He will wipe your tear stained face, and He will not forget. "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book" Psalms 56:8. You are treasured in His heart and He sees you as the "Apple of His Eye". He celebrates you, He adores you, He cares for you, and He will be there for you. Let Him hold you when no one else will. Beloved, you are His Bride for eternity. These present circumstances will fade away, but His love for you will remain the same. "For I know the plans I have for  you." says the Lord, "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope ." Jeremiah 29:11. Written By Jenny Williams, Ruby Wives Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved. Please feel free to share for encouragement purposes only. God bless.

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