"Ultimately, it didn’t matter how many likes I was getting over social media, how many compliments I heard, or how “impressive” I was. That summer, I realized that God needed to pull me out of my false reality of the idea of a perfect life, and remind me that His ways are perfect, even if His plans for our lives are messy and full of struggle. And it’s not about the need to portray the perfect life, but to live the life God has provided for us. And that might look a lot less than perfect.
I’m thankful I don’t have to be flawless. I’m thankful that in the midst of the stifling feelings of abandonment and self-doubt, I know I am loved by God. There’s nothing I can do to stop it. And there’s no place where He isn’t. He is with me. Always.” -Sarah Lear