Outcast

“I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say

‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts

I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars

Run away, they say

No one’ll love you as you are”

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman

Lyrics by: Justin Paul / Benj Pasek

Ever feel like these lyrics are speaking for you? During my Middle School and High School years the opening lines to the song “This Is Me” (by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek) rang true for me. I’ve had a raspy voice ever since I could talk, my eyes were crossed, I was hunched over, and walked with a limp. I wasn’t the most popular person at school, unless you count being made fun of. I felt like nobody cared, that nobody would miss me if I wasn’t around. I later learned that my thoughts weren’t true, even though it seemed like it everyday at school. These thoughts were thoughts that were implanted in my by Satan, and that were nothing but lies. Even when it seems like nobody around you cares about you, that you are an outcast at school or work or wherever you may happen to be, there is someone who deeply cares about you. Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) loves you more than anyone in the world ever could.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37‭-‬39 NKJV

So you see no matter how you may be treated by others or how you may feel around others know that Yeshua will always love you. Also find someone who will care about you and want to be your friend no matter what. They are out there, wether in your school, work, neighborhood, or local church there are people out there who will love you for who you are.

Before I go I want to recommend you watch the video in this blog. It is a more powerful version then when it was performed in the movie “The Greatest Showman”. This is from the workshop that was used to help get the movie greenlight, the go ahead to be filmed. Also enjoy these lyrics from the end of the song to help give you the courage to stay strong, but remember that your greatest strength will come from Yeshua. Just pray to Him anytime you need help or strength and He will be there for you. God Bless

“When the sharpest words want to cut me down

I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me”

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman

Lyrics by: Justin Paul / Benj Pasek

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New Year Resolution

The new year is soon upon us and that means many people will be making new year resolutions. From eating healthy to exercising more these resolutions are made to better improve their lives. One resolution that you can make that is guaranteed to improve your life for years to come and beyond is reading your Bible more.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 NKJV

Whether it’s starting a Bible plan, reading daily devotions, or committing to reading the entire Bible this coming year reading the Bible will help you improve your life. Being in God’s Word will help you gain faith, strength, wisdom, and a closeness to God. When I read the Bible I feel my days are better, less stressful, and more peaceful then when I have slacked on keeping in His Word. I hope and pray that you will consider reading your Bible more this coming year. Happy New Year and God Bless.