Sunday, October 18, 2015

Less Like Me

she cries in the dark
and wonders hopelessly
why can't i just be
a little less like me?

a little less quiet
a little less awkward
a little more likable
a little more fun

is that really too much to ask?

can't i have more friends, God?
i'm tired of being the loner
i'm tired of feeling like a failure
tired of beating myself up
tired of it all...

don't give up, He whispers
I'm here by your side
you're my broken vessel
but I am the Potter
     who can put all the pieces back together.
and I love you, my precious daughter,
and I love you more than you know.

I see your heart
I know your struggles
they may think they do
but they see only your
     outward appearance
I made you this way
for a reason
     so trust me a little more, my daughter,
because I promise I'll never fail you.

          //    but they that wait upon the Lord 
          shall renew their strength; 
          they shall mount up 
          with wings as eagles; 
          they shall run, and not be weary; 
          and they shall walk, and not faint.


  1. Oh, this is so relate-able it breaks my heart. Beautiful photo, beautiful words.

  2. Oh my goodness. So first of all.... yes. I needed this so much. All of it.

    And second of all, that verse. That verse was in my dream last night. I guess it's a reminder that I need. :-D Thank you, Lorraine. This is beautiful.

    1. That's awesome, things that work together like that just make me marvel at God, you know?

  3. thank you so much. this truly speaks to the heart.

  4. Yes yes yes. It's been rough lately. So rough. But in His arms, and why should we worry?
    Thank you for this.