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Aliza Latta is a Canadian writer, artist, and author, who is a huge fan of telling stories. Her artwork and writing has been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is always searching for the goodness of God, even when she has to squint to see it.

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  1. Beautiful truths here, Aliza. Thank you for this encouragement. I’ve shared your words on my Facebook because I believe I’m not the only one who needs to hear them right now. This especially is so, so beautiful and true:
    “We can rest and shake off our burdens and curl up at the feet of a God who is madly and passionately in love with us. A God who’s got this — all of this, no matter what your “this” might be.”

  2. Aliza,
    I love the thought that God is “madly and passionately” in love with us. That has been a hard concept to get through this thick head of mine. It’s only taken me 50+ years, but it’s finally sinking in. So thankful that God is relentless in His pursuit…He’ll keep loving us until we finally “get” it!! No more masks…no more facades…basking in being loved just for who I am, how He created me! Beautiful post!!
    Blessings,
    Bev

  3. Thank you so much for this teaching and your promise to pray for us! Goes right with what I heard yesterday about accepting a “thirty-year” hug from God. We would all be impoverished if we despised your youth and the godly wisdom you share. Have a blessed day!

  4. Aliza – So timely and sweet.

    A woman that I know only long-distance and professionally has a really hard time during the holiday season. I responded to her concerns about surviving the next month with my own problem with “enough…”

    “…I love the holidays and hate them. I was widowed at 38, when my daughter was 12. Ever since then, a part of me has dreaded Christmas. I can get wobbly and panicky. I feel like I’m doing too much and then not enough. It’s exhausting.”

    I believe God longs for us to live refreshed – not exhausted. And maintaining the facade drains the life from us – the life God intended us to have.

    Thanks for your lovely thoughts and encouragement.

  5. Aliza, thank you to you and to Jesus for this beautiful message. I am so grateful that He blesses you with this gift of wisdom; how good He is. Believing that I have worth is such a hard thing and yet I know that the Lord is so good and dealing with me on this, showing me that I have a place in this world when the world says I don’t fit in with its ideas. To each of us He grants gifts for His glory and I am thankful that you say yes to using these gifts to remind each of us how He sees us. May His peace fill your days and help each of us to see our worth from His eyes 🙂

    • I love this: “…showing me that I have a place in this world when the world says I don’t fit in…” How true that is! Thank you!

  6. There are so many people with this problem. Most of them may be women. We must remember to focus on Jesus and not us, if His sacrifice is a constant reminder that He made us worthy, maybe we will stop letting our feelings rule and let His spirit rule. I did this for years, thinking my prayers were not answered, but they were.

  7. Aliza, such beautiful words. And for you to be learning these truths at 21? What a gift. My One Word last year was ENOUGH. I spent the year recognizing the things about me that I thought were not Enough, and allowing the Lord to rewrite His messages upon my heart. It’s a life-long learning curve for some of us. Thanks for the prayers, and for your reminder that with Jesus we ARE enough. 🙂

  8. Love this Aliza. It’s in knowing that I am enough in Christ that I can take the next step and then every step He ordains for me knowing He has it all in the palm of His hand. Have a good day. 🙂

    • That’s exactly right, Veronica. Only when we accept and believe that we are enough in Christ can we keep going. Thank you!

  9. “We can rest and shake off our burdens and curl up at the feet of a God who is madly and passionately in love with us.”

    “Creator” I can remember when I see the sunset.
    “Savior” I know deep because of His scars covering mine.

    But this? This reminder that he is passionately in love with me? Yes, I needed these beautiful words today!

    Thank you Friend!
    XOXO

    • I love how those things trigger those words for you. That’s beautiful. Thank you so much, Angie.

  10. That was amazing! And who doesn’t need to reminded that Jesus is always matching our stride…we need only to grab His hand and let Him run with us! Thank you!

    • Ohhhh I love that! “We only need to grab his hand and let him run with us” — yes, yes, yes.

  11. Thank you so much, Aliza, for this encouragement. I needed this as that “not enough” voice often plagues me. I love the truth that Jesus keeps sewing us back up and making us whole.

  12. Aliza,

    Beautifully written post! God has gifted you with words!! To often I feel “not enough”. I know all this in my head, but trying to get it to my heart is another thing! This post made me think of the book “Grace for the Good Girl” by
    Emily P. Freeman. She talks about women taking off their various masks and just being themselves. I quickly went to Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you,He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Hard to comprehend!!
    Blessings 🙂

  13. Thank you. Right words at the right time. Thank you and God BLESS you.

    I have shared also because many of us need to remember this.

  14. Girl this made me cry. It was what I REALLY needed to hear. Thank you for your words. They have blessed me more than you know.

  15. Really lovely and timely post for me this month, Because of Jesus you are enough and worthy and invaluable – so need the reminder. It’s such a hard truth to wrap my head around but it is the truth and I pray God teaches me to accept and make this truth a part of my mind and soul

  16. Tonight I felt so valueless and insignificant, then I read this. The verse “He knew me rven before I was formed in my mother’s womb” kept on resonating in my heart while I was asking God to hug me. I am so grateful that I read your Blog 🙂 made me realize that Jesus would never ever want us to feel valueless 🙂