We’ve all got pain points. Some memories, some experiences, they just stubbornly stick around don’t they? We’ve all got that spot that’s so very tender to the touch. It gets nudged and sure enough, the ache begins.
Maybe it’s a past relationship, or a deep loss, or a memory you’d rather not remember. It’s the thing that in our weakest moments we can hardly bear.
But Christ shows us that tender wounds are only healed by tenderness.
Part of learning to love God means learning to love ourselves like God does. And He is oh so tender with us. Caring for your body and soul isn’t selfish–it’s Godly. It’s the key to taming tender heartaches.
When we learn to warmly welcome our own needs and meet them, we learn how to truly love ourselves. Self care isn’t a to-do list, it’s learning how to listen with kindness to your own inner voice. The same one God hears.
Self care is really just self compassion and don’t we all need just a little more of compassion? The heavy work of healing is hard.
Maybe those pain points are telling us that we need a little more. A little more softness, a little more quiet, a little more beauty. Slowing down and gently tuning in. What do you need more of today, dear one?
When we take the time to meet our needs, we’re better able to feel His love. And it’s really ok– because He’s already shown us that we’re worth it.