You are altogether beautiful my love, there is no flaw in you. Song of Soloman 4:7
I am that girl who is notoriously known for having allowed men to treat her like crap.
It is not an easy thing to admit to, and it still stings to say but it is true.
I once dated a man, for a very long time, who emotionally abused me every single day. Some people out there say emotional abuse is not real, but it IS. It is painful and slowly kills your soul. The harsh words feel like knives in your back, and the snide remarks make you feel like you are worthless.
Unfortunately, he was only one in a long line of crappy boyfriends and flings who did not know how to treat ladies like ladies, and it really took a toll on me. It bothered me more than anything that I continued to allow men like this into my life who broke me down, cheated, and lied. I felt like junk.
But I got to know an amazing man named Jesus Christ in 2014. He came into my life like a gentleman, waiting patiently, and speaking to me with kindness. He loved me for everything that I was and everything I was not.
He took all those nasty things that had been etched onto my heart and tattooed over them “you are altogether beautiful my love, there is no flaw in you” and I finally grew to believe that HE was right about me. Those boys did not know a thing.
I know what it feels like to be beat down, humiliated, and abandoned.
But I also know what it is like to be cherished, loved beyond measure, and adored.
Where are you today? Are you feeling beat down and broken or loved beyond measure?
You have a choice today to choose what imperfect people say about you, or what a perfect God knows about you. What will you choose to believe?