Does God Hate Me? — For a Special Girl
[Editor’s note: For parents: I originally wrote this short letter for a very special girl that I hope this can help, but tailored it so that other young girls going through especially hard times might be helped too! Kids, if you’re finding this on your own, I’m glad you’re here! But it’s really important for you to show this to your parents or another adult you trust and let them know how you’re feeling, okay?]
Dear Sweet Girl,
I know you’re feeling hopeless. I know you’re feeling like God doesn’t have a plan for you, or even that He hates you.
I don’t know you, but it broke my heart to hear that. I don’t know your struggle, or what you are going through. But I’ve been hopeless, too. I felt lost and I wasn’t sure what God had planned for me. I don’t want you to feel that way. I don’t want you to spend any more time in that place of hopelessness!
You’re going through some things in your life that are probably bigger than what someone your age should have to deal with! You are such a strong girl!
I know you have a lot of big dreams! When I was going through hard times, I lost my dreams. Hang on to your dreams! God gave you them for reason!
I believe that everything a person goes through in their life is all for a reason – God is always trying to make us better people, mold us and prepare us for what He has planned for us. And all the stuff you’re going through right now, I know, it is a lot. But it is for a reason. God has big plans for you, honey. Hang on.
God doesn’t hate you. He loves you unconditionally. I totally understand why, when you’re going through major stuff at such a young age, you could doubt God’s love for you. Even adults doubt God’s love! But please know God loves you. Please know that your suffering is for something bigger!
This is one of my favorite scriptures and I’d like to share it with you:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Do you like diamonds? (I bet you do!) One of our guest bloggers not too long ago wrote here on Devotional Diva about how we all can come out of hard times like diamonds! The link is right here!