Dear God, pt. 1
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My precious daughter Elena,

We can go through this as many times as we need to until you understand. Until you understand, how much I love you. Until you understand, I don’t make mistakes. I knew JUST what I was doing when I made you. Until you understand, I made you in the image of Me. The melanin that gleams in your soft skin was a special touch. Haven’t you learned the advantage of being “different” yet? I was persecuted, beat, lied on, and undermined. So, now you’re just becoming more like Me. I didn’t cause the hatred in this world but, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). Pray for your brothers and encourage them. Just don’t be afraid to receive love from anyone even if they don’t look like you.

Now, why did I make you a woman? I did you a favor! Don’t be fooled by the lies and images of this world. You all are not weak. You all are more than capable. You all are not too thin or too fat. You all are wonderfully and fearfully made…. My precious, priceless rubies. The woman, who has the precious gift of child bearing, while at the same time can serve her husband and community. She has a gentle spirit, helps the poor, and works hard. This is the woman you should strive to become. Strength and honor are her clothing so her children will call her blessed and her husband will praise her (Proverbs 31). Your husband, being the man I prepared for you. He will love you as I love the church, cherish you, honor you, respect you, and treat you as the princess you are. Don’t you dare accept anything less just to have someone around. I’m always with you. I know you all have been deceived and mistreated but remember, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Again, pray for them, encourage them, and love them, even when it hurts.

Where was I? Have you seen the unity and love that has come from the attacks and murders? Everything will work together for the good of those that love Me (Romans 8:28) but disobedience requires sacrifice. I could go on and on about where I was during those hard times in your life but I’ll summarize it with these few things. Did you make it? Did I get the glory out of it? Did you come out stronger? Did you discover your purpose? Did it help you find your way back to Me? Has it helped you inspire and encourage others? I took that pain in your sacrifice and turned it into purpose. I didn’t leave you when you were assaulted because you could’ve been raped. I didn’t leave you all when your mom was being beat because he could’ve succeeded when he tried to kill her. Oh and during your suicide attempts and accidents? Well, do I REALLY need to tell you where I was? The fact that you’re even writing Me this says it all. I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.Those aren’t just words. Even when you don’t hear Me or feel Me near, I’m right here. I may not come when you want Me but I’m ALWAYS on time. I hear you. I forgive you. I love you. I’m going to help you now and always.

-Love, Dad