When you receive God’s love and let the magnificent truth of it sink into your soul, it gives you courage.
Courage to change the way you think about yourself and others.
Courage to shut off negative self talk and embrace self-compassion.
Courage to address negative habits, harming coping mechanisms or procrastination tactics.
1 John 3:18 says, “My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” 1 John 3:18-20 MSG
God knows everything about you and loves you like crazy.
May that truth give you the courage to love your flawed self, and give you grace to love the flawed people around you.