In the sixth grade, I was shunned and made fun of for being poor. I did not wear the latest fashion. In fact, I wore the same three outfits.
One afternoon I was heckled into trying out for the part of Nancy in our school play.
“She is chicken!" I heard Sue cackle.
Janice had just finished her beautiful rendition of Where is Love. Everyone knew Janice had the best voice in the class. I truly wanted to be accepted. I went up to the piano and waited for the music to begin. The class snickered. I could hear, “she is a fool”, “she can’t sing”, “She is ugly!”
I wanted to cry. I remained strong. The piano played, I opened my mouth and sang.
I saw shock and awe on the faces of my classmates.
Janice looked mad, the music teacher looked pleased, the boys looked down at their shoes and I got the part of Nancy in our class play, Oliver Twist.
I loved having the spotlight on me. I sang the song flawlessly and received many accolades and hugs from parents and friends. Janice and Sue, the most popular girls in class, acknowledged my existence with a "Great job, Cherrilynn. I was not the brunt of anymore jokes.
The funny thing is, I can't sing like that anymore.
People can be fickle and mean.
Do you feel betrayed or forgotten?
Our Heavenly Father is thinking about you right now. He is your steady rock; unmovable and unshakable.
The L is my and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my , in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
When life is overwhelming...
when people disappoint you...
God is there to uphold you.
He loves you just the way you are.
I pray you look to Him for your identity and purpose. He will never forsake you.
The L your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud . Zephaniah 3:17