A Word for Those Who Feel Unseen

Okay, here I go. I am about to admit something that I rarely say out loud. It’s something that I feel shame and guilt about. It’s something that I wish with everything in me wasn’t as big an issue as it is. But I’ve been wanting and needing to challenge myself to be brave and confess my struggles more so that God’s light can be shed on them and they lose their power over me.

I often feel very unknown and unseen. I know I am not the only one who feels this way, and yet, it is one of the most isolating feelings. I’m not sure when I began to feel this way. I imagine this insecurity stems from several origins. I grew up very alone without a ton of connection. Some people and friends have actually made me feel unimportant, and I suppose some of this insecurity has been self-imposed.

Whatever the root cause, I want freedom. As much as I want it, God wants it more. He longs for His children to be set free from their sin and struggles so that they can fully engage in intimacy with Him and thrive in every purpose He has set in front of them.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a Women’s Leadership conference and had a conversation with a dear woman in my life. Her name is Lisa. We hadn’t seen each other in at least a year, but she told me she had been praying for me. I couldn’t believe it. She believed that I was on the verge of something and that God was about to open some things up for me. Needless to say, I received all of the prayer and encouragement. In that moment, I felt so seen and known by her and by the Lord.

 

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Worship Wednesday…Psalm 42

There’s a quiet place
That gives me peace when I’m alone with You
There’s a hiding place
Your Spirit’s always there when I’m confused
Only You can purify
All this world won’t ever satisfy
My heart, it cries

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul needs You Lord
We’re thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul needs You Lord
I need You Lord, need You Lord
I need You Lord, need You Lord

I’m a stranger here
Thirsty ’cause I know it’s not my home
Like a desert here
I need Your living Word for these dry bones
Jesus fill us up again
With Your presence flowing deep within
New life begins

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul needs You Lord
I’m thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul needs You Lord
As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, needs You Lord
I’m thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul needs You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord

Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love
Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, needs You Lord
I’m thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul, Jesus, it needs You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord
I need, I need, I need you Lord
I need You Lord

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