Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!
I'm rubber your glue whatever you say bounces off me and stick to you!
We have all heard these phrases and probably said them many times but it's not true, WORDS HURT!
(I know from experience)
I want you to read this story because girls, you don't have to put up with this! You are loved! Sitting in Summit last night I got to talk to some of you and what I am hearing breaks my heart! I want you to know I know what it feels like to have some one pick on you, to have someone every single day make fun of you, put you down, and make you feel like your not good enough! I've lived it! In 6th grade I had a girl who made my life horrible! I hated going to school and even refused to go on the annual class camping trip because I was afraid of what she would say to me while we were there! I missed out because of the words of one person! I wish I could go back and tell that Girl to ZIP IT! And to block out what she said, but I can't! What I can do is continue allow God to bring healing (ooohhh Girl's I promise He can and does!) and I can meditate on His words!
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (The Message) 18-21 Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night. Inscribe them on the doorposts and gates of your cities so that you'll live a long time, and your children with you, on the soil that God promised to give your ancestors for as long as there is a sky over the Earth.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Psalm 20:1-6 (The Message) 1-4 God answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm's reach, Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies, Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans. 5 When you win, we plan to raise the roof and lead the parade with our banners. May all your wishes come true! 6 That clinches it—help's coming, an answer's on the way, everything's going to work out.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Psalm 147: 3-5 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—
Nahum 1:7 (Amplified Bible) 7The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.
Trust in God! He will see you through anything! And stop, I repeat stop holding on to these hurts! It's ok to ask for help! It's ok to let them go! Find a person (a parent, a teacher, a youth leader, an adult you trust) and share what you are feeling! Know you are not alone! Please don't allow others to make you feel less than what you are! I love you and I am praying for you!
Know you are Loved, Thought of, & Prayed for!