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You are not alone

This post is difficult to write, but I want everyone to know that it comes straight from my heart. On Friday my life flipped upside down and I felt as if my entire world was crashing in around me. It’s natural to be sad, and to feel worthless and insecure. It’s also natural to want to grieve, to seek self pity in our own broken-ness. Just yesterday I stood in front of a mirror with swollen, tear-filled eyes and told myself that I was beautiful and deserved better. Sounds pathetic right? And as hard as this is for me…I am writing this post to reach out to other girls who may also be experiencing a similar situation. You are not alone. You are never alone. 

Deuteronomy 31:6 
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We must embrace all the circumstances that God allows in our life, and trust in Him to bring good out of them. As hard as the truth is to swallow, God planned for my heart to be broken long before I was even conceived. Ladies, I know many of you are shaking your head because you realize this to be true; however, your heart is screaming “ALYSSA, my heart hurts and the emotional pain seems to be everlasting”. But, I promise you it isn’t! I found myself in a similar position a year ago and I prayed and I prayed and I prayed some more. I prayed through the tears and I prayed when I couldn’t find my voice to speak.

Not only did I pray, but I also gave thanks. I thanked God for my family and for my friends. I thanked him for a healthy life that is full of love and support. But most importantly, I thanked Him for allowing me the opportunity to meet an amazing person, who showed me how to be the best me possible. The days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months and I realized that although it took some time, I had found myself again and was truly happy!

Ladies, I am so so sorry if your heart is hurting right now. Maybe you’ve recently experienced the death of a loved one, or a long, love-filled relationship suddenly came to an end. Maybe you didn’t get the job you’ve always wanted, or have found yourself lost in the current direction your life is headed. Maybe your family is falling apart, or you’ve recently become distant with a best friend. Maybe you have found yourself unhappy with your physical appearance and feel stuck in self-loathing. Whatever it is, whatever turmoil you are currently experiencing, remember you are NOT alone.

I am here for you and I would love to be a friend in your time of need.I may be distant from social media for the next few weeks as I begin to heal and find myself again. Please feel free to email me at apjacks2@gmail.com! photo signature_zpsc45a297f.pngP.S. you are a strong, beautiful woman who deserves the best! 🙂

7 comments on “You are not alone

  1. You are stronger then you believe and loved by more people then you know, including myself! This post made me tear up because your outlook on things is so, so good…something we all should try to be better at. I know your situation, what you are going through and am so glad you have been able to lean on me. That's what friends are for! I love you to pieces and can't wait to hug on you sweet girl…Thursday is only a few days away!! xoo

  2. Hey this was encouraging to read! I am glad that you are turning to God in this difficult time. He will never leave or forsake you! I pray that you would find that He is the only thing that will make you complete and He loves you with a love that none of of can fathom. He has an unconditional, sacrificial love that we will find no where but in Him. I pray that you would find your identity in Him alone and ultimate satisfaction in Him as well. And I love that you are reaching out others as well. Fellowship is so vital at all times- especially times of struggle or hardship. God loves you so much more than you can ever fathom and he has amazing plans for you!
    Joshua 1:9

  3. Love love love this post and how you are finding hope and peace in the midst of devastation. You are SO STRONG and I know that God will use this situation for good even though you can't see it right now! I can only imagine the places you will go and the things you will accomplish in your life, and I can't wait to see it all unfold. Thank you for being an inspiration and we MUST hang out soon!!!!

  4. Love this post!!! It is bursting at the seams with truth. I hope everything turns around for you in the course of the next few weeks! Thanks for being an inspiration. 🙂

  5. Thankful for your heart and this post. You speak such truth and I love that you were able to share! You are a strong girl, sister! The Lord has big plans for all of us, even if we don't see them yet! Praying for you over these next few weeks that you find peace. xoxo

  6. Melissa, over the past two days you have been the absolute best friend any girl could possibly need! Thank you so much for your kind words and Godly thoughts to help me get through this difficult time. I'm counting down the seconds until Thursday! xoxo

  7. Lauren, thank you for your kind and encouraging words! I agree that this experience has provided me with the opportunity to grow in my relationship with God and seek love and fulfillment within Him alone. Your comment brings tears of joy to my eyes and gives me the faith and support I need to heal during this time. Thank you again! xoxo

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