When I was going through my “yuck” I couldn’t eat very much. I was so distraught I thought I would throw up if I ate. Breathing was hard. When my head hit the pillow at night after an exhausting day, my brain would start chewing on all the problems I couldn’t solve. During the day, it was easiest just to focus on the kids’ needs. Yet, everyone was telling me “take care of you.” I didn’t know what that meant. Get a facial? Get a manicure? I didn’t know.
One of the things I learned to do is to soak in the truths that God says about me. I am beautiful, beloved and He delights in me. I didn’t even have to do anything – and He says I am worth dying for. Nothing can separate me from His love.
This morning, I was just thinking to myself that “taking care of you” can also include valuing yourself enough to make “ordinary” occasions special. Pull that china cup and saucer out from the back of the cupboard & make your favorite hot drink. Drink a toast to the laundry on the couch that is going to sit there for another little bit and take 10, 20, 30 minutes to treat yourself like the princess that you are. Breathe in this truth: You are worthy. You are beautiful. You are valued. God will redeem you and your situation.
“And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.” Ruth 3:11