"Lord I ask you to please connect my head and my heart.
I understand in my head that I’m loved and cared for by the Lord Almighty. But in my heart, it is hard to grasp the truth everyday.
Throughout my life, I have fed myself lies. Lies that have woven themselves into my heart. I have sewn lies about myself into my heart so deeply, that the Lord will have to slowly cut them out. He will have to untangle them.
The Lord wants to knit brand-new strings into my heart and connect them with my mind. The new strand of truth. The Bible is the new thread that is going to be woven into me. The old will be cut out and the untouched will take its place. Once carved out, the memory will be left with no pain.
It is written in Ecclesiastes 3:7. “A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.” I believe it is a time for for God to begin to tear apart my heart and sew it back together anew. He will intertwine a red ribbon inside of me and make me more like Him."
By Annie U. / Illustration by Ole Jørgen N.
2017 Backpack DTS Students