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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Amen! Thanks for this Sarah Mae. I love the way that I was about a third of the way down this post, I knew it was written by you 🙂

  2. Oh Sarah….what BEAUTY in letters. Thank you so so much for writing these truths. And truths they are. I will be sharing what you’ve said to someone very important to me who, like me, will need the ointment of these words to soothe the truth back into her heart. We are under attack as God’s children. It is a relentless battle at times, and knowing whose we are and the very fabric of our identity is CRUCIAL to surviving the onslaughts, lies, deception and drudgery when life takes turns into valleys (large or small). Truth IS our offense and saving grace. The Word is our healing. Thank you for sharing sister.

    • ” knowing whose we are and the very fabric of our identity is CRUCIAL to surviving the onslaughts, lies, deception and drudgery when life takes turns into valleys.”

      It absolutely is…I think our lives hinge on it.

  3. This is amazing. Yes, I am perfect! God looks at me as His beloved daughter with whom he is well pleased!!!

    Great title too. It made me smile.

  4. Thank you for this! HOW I NEEDED THIS TODAY! Just yesterday the weight of weariness (what a great way to put it) was heavy on me, so it was encouraging just to read your perspective and even realize I’m NOT the only one who feels this way! The encouragement is wonderful and it’s received with a grateful heart- thank you.
    God bless!

  5. Ahhhhh… so true. I struggle so much on those low-energy days! And then I start to feel like a failure… about the house, the lack of academics going on, my inability to do this or that….

    I need to repeat a truth like the one you shared today on those days.

    Thank you.

  6. okay. first i loved the coffee beans in the heart – as i drink my third cup of fresh-ground french roast! next, loved the title. laughed out loud. and then i loved your words. thanks for the fresh perspective. i’ve been reading ezekiel lately. when he was first called as a prophet, he had a vision of god’s glory. and of course, fell face down. then god told him to stand up. hello? who can stand at the sapphire throne? but as.god.spoke. he caused ezekiel to stand. he will help us with this life!

  7. “God is the only One who has the authority to tell you who you are.”

    Oh – this is right on it girl! And who does He say that I am??

    loved.
    object of grace.
    His daughter.
    yes – perfect in Him.

    Thanks dear for this reminder today.

  8. Thank you for this post, loved the last line: “you are being transformed right now into the perfection that is already yours. Claim it.” So true!

  9. …and the Truth, it really does set us {Free}. Seeing this changes everything.

    Rich blessings, Sarah Mae, as you are blessed in the serving — {encouraging} — of others…

  10. I love you. I just really, really love you. I wish we could sit and chat over coffee (make mine decaf white chocolate mocha with a shot of caramel and no whip. hee.). If you only knew how much I needed to read this today. I was already on the verge of tears at the end, but then you had to use 2 Corinthians 3:18. Um…yeah…that’s my blog verse. And one of the driving forces behind my blog title. Remember in TrueFaced where he talks about the butterfly and caterpillar having the same DNA? Mm-hmm.

    So…it just hit home that I haven’t been living in the Room of Grace for a long time.

  11. Perfectly written! And so true. Most days it’s all about perspective. I choose to look at my life as half full instead of half empty!!! Blessings!

  12. It is so difficult to keep from spiraling out of control on how we measure up. Its so important to keep telling ourselves we are Gods girls. I am grateful for the reminder!!

  13. Something I often tell friends, especially my kids and their friends–“Remember who you are and remember Whose you are.” That perspective rightly aligns choice and thinking.

    Encouraging, Sarah Mae :).