On the outside, I look like a girl who has it all together. But on the inside, I am often falling apart.
Most days, I can’t seem to pull it together, to say the right words, to be a better wife, mother, or friend. Whoever I am and whatever I do never seem to be enough.
But compared to most, my problems are minor. So I try not to think about them by keeping busy, endlessly checking off lists throughout the day.
But when my head finally hits the pillow, the pain I have been running from silently wells up and spills down my face. I cry without a sniffle, not wanting to disturb anyone with my silly feelings, especially God, Who must have bigger ones to solve.
Still, Jesus, the Light of the World, sees the tears that paralyze us in the dark, and our Savior is moved to come to our rescue.
King Jesus dispatches a message of hope to every hurting girl who thinks she isn’t worth His time: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you…’” (Matthew 21:5).
It’s true, dear daughter. Your King sees you; you matter to Him. So take heart; He’s coming for you.
He will not arrive as you expect with fearful, thundering hoofs and the flying gravel of chariot wheels. He won’t come to criticize, scold, or make you promise to do better.
Instead, He comes “…humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt” (Matthew 21:5).
He approaches His daughters in a gentle, powerful way, walking toward us with sure and steady steps of love, arriving at the perfect time.
Because when it comes to you, the daughter He adores, King Jesus will always show up.
In His eyes, you are worth it.