Hello beautiful girls. I wanted to share with you some deep and personal thoughts. Lately I’ve been confronted by a lot of young girls who have been hurt in some minor ways but also some seriously hurtful ways. These girls have either contemplated or committed the act of self-harm. My hearts breaks and cries for these sweet darling girls who have so little confidence in themselves.  All I want to do is wrap my arms around them and tell them of the Savior who loves them.

The girls who want to leave this life behind because of their many hurts, say that they feel “invisible”. No one notices them. No one hears them. In public places such as a store, they are brushed around and ignored. Our world has become so unsocial, we are the ones hurting these young girls! We don’t take the time of day to say hello or give a gentle smile to the people around us. We are insecure and shy-but what about these girls? How do you think they feel?

Sometimes when I try to write an encouraging note or when I respond to their pleas for help I mention Jesus or I mention God’s Love and they don’t respond. Should I give up? NO! Lot’s of people don’t want to hear about God because they are scared of change. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t plant a seed in their hearts. At least they know! God is calling them home. He loves them and His heart is aching and breaking for these young girls to just run into His arms so that He can hold them.

Tears are streaming down my face as I write this to you girls. You are loved, you are needed and you are so, so special. You were created to be beautiful in your own way-despite the lies you are being fed by peers, doctors, celebrities and commercials. In this day and age people have a label for everything. “You have ADHD. You are too thin. You are overweight. You have this or that-you’re not enough of this-you must be this way to work here.” But no one tells you how beautiful you are. No one tells you how amazing and talented you are. You are unique. You are incredible. You are one of a kind. You can succeed. You can finish strong. You are lovable. Be brave little one. Hold out till the morning light. Be stronger then your problems and faster then the shadows that chase you. Be better then the person who insulted you. Be to others what you would have others be to you.

If you decide right now to smile at the next girl you see then you are amazing. If you decide to say something kind to the next girl you see then you are awesome. Do both and you could change a life. It’s that easy. If you want to be loved-then find someone to show your love to. If you want to be noticed then find someone else to notice. The more you take your eyes off of yourself the smaller your problems become and the more confident you become and the more help you give to someone. Love becomes a reality when you are showing love to someone else.

If you feel like you need to talk to someone about depression or sadness, loneliness or anything of the kind, please email me! I really really want to talk to you. I love you, Jesus loves you and that is what is important. If for any reason you choose to not harm yourself, let it be 2 thoughts: Jesus loves you, cherishes you and wants to pour out His immeasurable blessing of love  into your life; and two, you could be the life-changing difference to another girl who is experiencing the same things that you are.


God bless! For God, For Family, For Country,

  • Really good article Lisa! So true!

  • Jessica

    This reminds me of the Christian Contemporary song “More Beautiful You” by Johnny Diaz. It goes hand-in-hand with your article! Thanks!