"She knows heartache and she knows confusion. She knows chaos and she knows loneliness. She knows the pain of losing someone so close to her heart in the blink of an eye. But, she also knows what it feels like to have The Lord start to rebuild her before she knew the sting of any of that. She knows that He is faithful, loving, powerful, wonderful, merciful, full of grace and compassion. She knows that she never really lost anything, because all she had was Jesus to start with, anyway. She knows that He’s all she has. She knows with Him, what she felt before has all gone away. And she knows with Him, she can always make it."
— j.p. (via rootedandestablished)
"Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them."
— Lyanla Vanzant (via drapetomania)