You are trying to get to class as fast as possible- invisible as possible, knowing that they will notice you.
Then you hear the conceited laughter – the snickering sickens you – then the voices begin –
“You think you are better than everyone else!”
“Do you hate people not like you?”
“What is your problem anyway?“
Words that come in fear, pain, and hurt loud and clear nauseate you.
You try to ignore them but they follow you all the way to class. Teachers ignore what what is happening and count as just “what kids do”.
You feel defeated. You feel alone. You feel like . . . why does this happen to me.
Words hurt and lead to negative thoughts that send us downward.
But you are NOT alone. Words at school, on social media, or from a phone screen are just that —-only words and NOT truth. This is the truth. WRITE THESE DOWN / Copy these and memorize these;
God tells us many things to help us. Here are a few passages to encourage you.
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10: 23:39 (NIV)
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (NLT)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (ESV )
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. (NIV)
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (NASB)
If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light. (CEV)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” (NLT)
1 Corinthians 10:13
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (NLT)
We must memorize God’s truth or have it to remind us to battle words and thoughts that feel like they can send us downward. Because in the end, it is how God loves redeems us and what our worth is in Him that matters. Those people and words will only be here and gone in a moment but Jesus’ love is eternal and we belong to a King. Who are you listening and what voices are your paying attention to? Do you hear more of the world than Jesus? It is time to pray and read your Bible and know His word. It is the truth you need to trust over the world’s voices that hurt.
Keep these words written on your heart but also close by in your locker and other places where you can see them daily. You never know when God’s voice is needed to drown out fear, hurt, and pain that come in forms in this world. Be Blesses and remain in Jesus’ arms.
I am His sheep. —— DeeDee