Dear Someone, _
I guess I should start with you since you’re the first one I remember, you whose life is almost ruined because of their friendship with you.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because it hurts and there are no words for your thoughts.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because your words may be worse than your silence.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because you get sad at night for reasons you can’t seem to figure out.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because you are wondering where the bad dreams are coming from.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because you are sick of explaining why you don’t want to talk sometimes.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because you are hoping your scars will magically disappear.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because your nightmares are usually about losing him or her.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes because your tongue is numb and your words all sounds the same.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes not because you don’t have a lot to say but because you are being careful about whom you open up to.
I also know you are tired of wearing your chaos on the inside and tired of overthinking everything. Thankfully, God is aware of every silent battle you can’t talk about.
He knows your deepest struggles and your darkest secrets. He knows all the things you don’t want anyone else to know.
Philippians 4:19 (MSG) says, “You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.”
Whatever season you are in right now, you that have forgotten how to smile, you can be sure that God has been where you are trying to go.
You can be sure that God can turn bad situations around to work for your good.
You can be sure that God is with you, you that is hiding among the laughs and smiles of your everyday people. He has good things for you and wants to give you his perspective.
You can be sure that God is right there with you, you that is fighting silent battles against not being good enough, not having enough and not belonging enough.
No matter which route you take, you can be sure that God will make a way where there seems to be no way, you that is trying to put on a brave face as you fight your silent battles.
Don’t fret over what’s working against you, you whose silence has become a loud voice crying and screaming for help, attention, empathy and comfort. You can be sure that all things will work together for your good.
You can be sure that God’s going to do exactly what He said He would do, you that’s fighting a silent battle and war against yourself.
You may not wake up with the same feeling every day, but you can be sure that God’s word has not changed, you that is reminded of your silent battles when you wake up, and when you go to sleep. Hold on to His Word. It will encourage you!
You may never understand why God does things that cause you heartache, but you can be sure that God is not making any mistakes you that find it easy to forgive others but hard to forgive yourself.
You can be sure that God does have a purpose for you, you that is still healing from the things you don’t speak about.
Rest knowing that we all struggle. Rest knowing that you’re not a disappointment neither are you a burden.
Even though you might be disappointed in the way love makes you feel, you can be sure that God sees all things, both good and bad.
Even though you are tired of painting pictures with your tears, you can be sure that God, your creator, is the God of second, third and fourth chances.
Irrespective of how many times you have been hurt, you can be sure God has the last word concerning you. He planned your days before you were born, and promised that he will fulfil the number of your days.
Until tomorrow, whatever the silent battles that are raging within you, you can be sure you are not reading this alone. You can be sure that someone, somewhere in your world of contact needs to read this too. So pass it on. Reach out, and touch their heart.
As always, my inbox is a safe space if you need to talk or send anything you need to get off your chest. I know it can be difficult, but so necessary.
Dear Someone, _