The unspoken whispers of my heart tug back to you. I won’t let anyone, anything, not even my own darkest self get in the way of that.
I’m sorry. Cover me in your grace, remind me that even in my absolute moments of nothing it was you who redeemed me. It’s always been you.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”—Pema Chodron (via berrybluecupcakes)
“God loves the weak. He oftentimes saves and uses the weak to shame the strong. See, God loves weakness. In our culture, we hate it. That’s a huge problem. Do you understand? It’s a huge problem for us to despise weakness like we do. We don’t want to be seen as weak. No, brother, be seen as weak. God’s power flows most vividly and most powerfully through the weak vessels.”—Matt Chandler (via godmoves)
“You’ll be sick or feeling troubled or deeply in love or quietly uncertain or even content for the first time in your life. It won’t matter. Out of the blue, beyond any cause you can trace, you’ll suddenly realize things are not how you perceived them to be at all. For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.”—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via honeyforthehomeless)
“Sometimes your biggest source of unhappiness comes from the fact that you keep thinking about where else you could be or who else you would like to become, rather than appreciating where you are and who you are now, and how far you’ve come to make this moment true.”—(via stevenrosas)
“She was a person you would not be surprised to find sitting by herself in a corner of the world where she didn’t belong, writing things in a notebook to prevent the rise of panic.”—Alice Munro, “Hold Me Fast, Don’t Let Me Pass” (via 5feetoffury)
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. || Romans 12:2
“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”—Elizabeth Gilbert (via rablats)
How in an instant the slightest faint reminder of your past can resurface a surge of overpowering emotion when you thought you were ok. how pain can too easily become exactly how it was felt in that moment. suddenly all that you’ve ever built in hopes of healing were broken. In an instant