Our Girls Need Us.

And when they do fall to their knees?

Our girls need us to fall to the ground
right next to them, and crawl through the dirt
right by their sides–prepared to dust them off
when they are ready to get back up—and tell them we’ll be right back with them when they hit the dirt again.

They need us to use our knees.
Our hearts.
Our faithful, persistent battle cries.
As we fervently shout out to their Heavenly
Father Above, on their behalf.

They need our words of encouragement.
And for us to flood them with God’s abundant truth.

They need us to untangle the lies and free them from the stickiness of Satan’s syrupy comparison traps–the “not-good-enough” mentality–the social media dilemma.

Our girls simply need us.
To fight.
To battle.
To cheer.
To forgive.
To give grace.
And to love.

To fill them up.
To overflow them.
To flood them.
And to seal them…
…their tiniest cracks and crevices.
Healing their fragile self-esteem before
it’s too damaged to repair.

Above all, teaching them that God’s truth always wins.

Because, if we stop fighting, and if we stop
filling them with our Heavenly Father’s truth,
and we allow these lies to continue to slowly seep in… our girls will lose their entire grip on what beauty has been bestowed upon them, both inside and out–fearfully and wonderfully, in God’s Almighty image.

Our girls need us.
Our girls need us now more than ever.

No matter how brutal and
emotional the battle becomes.
No matter how completely exhausting.
No matter how repetitive.
No matter how depleting.

They need to know that they are
absolutely worth the battle.
Every second.
Of every single moment of their lives.

Today and for every day to come.


This post originally appeared at Gracefully Woven by Elizabeth Spenner, published with permission. 

Elizabeth Spenner
Elizabeth Spennerhttps://www.gracefullywoven.net/
Elizabeth Spenner is a former elementary teacher and now a stay-at-home mama to six little ones. She writes as a faithful inspiration to other women, and most especially mothers, on her blog, at www.gracefullywoven.net Liz loves spending with her family, outside as often as possible, as well as sneaking a few moments to herself with a run or her stash of dark chocolate.

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