Grief

Be Loved – Self-Care


And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lordʼs holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3 NIV

http://bible.com/111/eph.3.17-19.NIV

They say if you have a migraine, you know it. But love is not like a migraine. You can be loved more than life itself, and not know it and not feel it. 

Shah loved me. Others knew it. He knew it. I know it now. I didn’t fully comprehend it when he was alive. His heart was so big I couldn’t fully take it in. I wish I had. 

In the same way, only on a much grander scale, God loves us. Even if we can’t feel it. Even if we dont know it. It’s why Paul prayed that we would be able to comprehend God’s love. In this broken world, it is hard to know you are loved. 

Right now, I feel like I am being taught to learn that I am loved. I

After the prompting of several conversations and a class on self-care that I took at the conference last week, I decided to try to do some restorative things even if I didn’t feel like it. I’ve never liked the term self-care, so I thought of it as things someone who loved me would encourage me to do. 

I found lists that others put together very helpful because when we most need restoration we often don’t feel like doing anything 

So I went to bed early with the baby.

I bought flowers

Made breakfast

Enjoyed nature

Read the word 

God is patient with you. God is kind to you. 

And breathe. 

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About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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