These words are for the loner, for the outcast, for the one they called “fag”,
for the lanky girl, the pudgy boy,
the failure and the addict,
for the over-eater, the under-eater, and the self-induced vomiter.
These words are for the shame-filled antagonist,
for the stealer, the home-wrecker,
the abandoned and the abandoner,
for the rejected and the one who cannot seem to quit taking wrong turns.
These words are for the cheater, for the liar,
for the broken hearted, the class clown hiding behind that suffocating mask,
the scaredy cat and the over-exaggerator,
for the fear-filled, tear-filled, and guilt ridden.
These words are for the ones who are lost, who have lost,
for the persecuted, the persecutor,
the silent sufferer and the one who is never busy enough,
for the attention-starved loudmouth and the one who always finds themselves at the punchline of the joke.
These words are for those whose heart is terrified to see what lies outside of the box,
for the skeptic, the cynic,
the nay-sayer and the one too shy to give an opinion,
for the one who is dying to belong and the one who quieted their dreams long ago.
These words are for you.
May these words remind you are more than the sum of the labels placed on you.
May these words cause your soul to stir, your heart to race, your head to bow and your knees to hit the earth for which they were intended.
May these words ring in your ears long after you read them and cause you to remember that Truth has always been for you and not against you.
“We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us… nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39 NIV)
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:15 NIV)
“Instead, in immense mercy and with an incredible love, God embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all of this on His own, with no help from us! Then He picked us up and set us down in the highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. Now, God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it.” (Ephesians 2:4-8 MSG)
Dear friend, may these words of Divine, Unending Truth be the words that forever label you.