I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
—  Psalm 27:13 - 14 NIV

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last year i looked at some natural hairstyles and there were many that i thought resembled plants.
i want to do a series of paintings of them - hopefully in the style of vintage portraits if i can pull it off.
some of the comparisons might be reaching on my part but anything to encourage the young and underrepresented (in the media at least).
i believe God created nature and us. and that He loves us all as we are. don’t look to industries to find your worth. we are fearfully and wonderfully made! (psalm 139:14)

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 

In me you live and move and have your being.Acts 17:28

 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

 I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

 I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.John 8:41-44

 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.Psalms 139:17-18

 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

 For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.Jeremiah 32:41 

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

 And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.Revelation 21:3-4 

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.John 17:23

 For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

 He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.2 Corinthians 5:18-19 

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23 

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.Romans 8:38-39 

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.Luke 15:7 

I have always been Father, and will always be Father.Ephesians 3:14-15

 My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13 

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32 

Love, Your Dad

Almighty God 


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14

Verses for when you’re feeling unloved and worthless:

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 8:38-39

“…may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” - Ephesians 3:18-19

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” - 1 John 3:1

“For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
   but the Lord will take me in.” - Psalm 27:10

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” - Matthew 10:29-31

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” - Matthew 6:26

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” - Jeremiah 29:11

“But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
   he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
   I have called you by name, you are mine.” - Isaiah 43:1

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” - Romans 8:32 

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
   my soul knows it very well.” - Psalm 139:14

Dear sweet daughter
When was the last time someone told you that they love you? I want this love letter to remind you that my love for you reaches to the heavens (Psalm 36:5) and nothing can separate you from my love (Romans 8:38,39). I created you in my image (Genesis 1:27) and I call you by name (Isaiah 45:4). I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and all of your days were written in my book (Psalm 139:16). I knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5) and I continue to know everything about you (Psalm 139:1). Even the hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:30) because I am your perfect Father (Matthew 5:48) and you are my offspring (Acts 17:28). I created the Heavens, yet I am still mindful of you (Psalm 8:3,4). You belong to me (Romans 14:8) because I chose you (John 15:16) and adopted you as my daughter when I sent my son for you (Ephesians 1:4-6). That is how much I love you; I sent my son to die so that we can spend eternity together (John 3:16). I rescued you because I delight in you (2 Samuel 22:20). You are the apple of my eye (Psalm 17:8) and I am enthralled by your beauty (Psalm 45:11). You can’t even count my thoughts towards you each day (Psalm 139:17,18). You are my treasured possession (Exodus 19:5) and I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Though the mountains may be shaken and the hills be removed, my unfailing love for you will not be shaken (Isaiah 54:10). When everyone deserts you, I will never leave (Psalm 38:11,21) because I will always be faithful to you (Psalm 33:4). I will not forget you (Isaiah 49:15) for I have engraved you in the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49:16). I hear your cries and I am concerned about your suffering (Exodus 3:7,8). When you call, I will always answer (Psalm 17:6). I am close to you when your heart is broken (Psalm 34:18) and I will wipe your tears (Psalm 25:8). Remember that when you are weak, I am strong for you (2 Corinthians 12:10). I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). I will carry you (Psalm 28:9). I will stand in your defense (Psalm 10:18). I will fulfill your needs (Matthew 6:32,33) because I am for you (Romans 8:31). I have set your apart for myself (Psalm 4:3) and as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, I will rejoice over you (Isaiah 62:5). I will turn your shame into radiance (Psalm 34:5) and I will give you joy so we can dance together (Psalm 30:11). I will give you something to rejoice in each morning (Psalm 30:5) because I have plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). I will be faithful to you (1 Thessalonians 5:24) even when you lose faith in me (2 Timothy 2:13). I will give you the desires of your heart if you give me your love (Psalm 37:4). I will wait for you (Luke 15:11-32)
Love, your daddy,

This is from and by @preciousdaughterofjesus

anonymous asked:

im a longtime christian and found out not too long ago that i identify as trans/nonbinary... im afraid that im very wrong in the eyes of God. what should i do about this? :(

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

“For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:13-14

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

God loves you because of who you are. He doesn’t love you because of your gender. He made you exactly as you are and He loves you regardless of what you feel, believe, or think. There’s nothing that can separate us from His love.