Daily Delight

Sunday, September 4, 2016


To be fully known and fully loved: isn't that what we all desire? I am the girl that feels too deeply, too quickly, and too intensely. Oftentimes, all I want is for someone to be okay with all that I am, including my intense emotions, and still love me...is that too much to ask?

It is in my moments of complete vulnerability where I reach out to God like I never have before. These are the moments where my deepest desires for unconditional love are on the brink of explosion like Mt. Vesuvius. If I cannot find a plug for unconditional love, I feel as if I might just explode creating ashen chaos like Pompeii. 

Desperate for someone to fully understand and love me, God whispers to me, "I know you, and I still love you." In fact, one of His names is El Roi, which means “God who sees me.” This name comes from a special moment God had with Hagar where she realizes, You are the God who sees me, (Genesis 16:13, NIV). I love Hagar’s revelation because it reminds me that God sees, understands, and loves us, even when we feel invisible, misunderstood, and unlovable. Process that for a second: we are fully understood in every emotion and every situation that we experience, yet still loved. God gives us the beautiful permission to be ourselves along with the beautiful confidence that He knows us and loves us.

Live loved this week. When the enemy creeps in and says that you are misunderstood or unlovable, tell him that you have a God that sees you and loves you. Unconditional love is yours to have! 

{photo: @jayda_rust}

About the Author

Rachel Dunaway≫ ≫Bubbly, optimistic, and creative, Rachel is a vivacious lover of life with her roots in sweet home Alabama. Insatiable curiosity and wanderlust propel her into globetrotting, learning new things, and making new friends as often as she can. On Friday nights, you can find her hanging with her besties, eating chocolate ice cream, enjoying aunt life, or watching You’ve Got Mail. A hopeless romantic, her favorite aspect of the Lord is how sweetly and relentlessly He pursues humanity to win their love. She is a fierce dreamer, a difference maker, a world changer, and a child of the King!

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