She whispers it softly over a cup of coffee.
She pulls me aside and confesses it after a conference.
She sends a note to my inbox that shares it.
One little phrase: “I’m tired.”
There’s an epidemic of weariness among women today. And the ones affected most are often those trying the hardest. To be good. To keep it together. To please God and everyone around them.
Are you one of them? I was.
So I asked God to help me understand why so many of us have settled for simply making it through the day. And this is what I discovered: We don’t truly believe we’re unconditionally loved.
We see love as something we have to earn, which means anytime we mess up or fall short we’re in danger of losing what matters most. Life becomes a tightrope of fear instead of a journey of grace. No wonder we’re so worn out.
Thankfully God offers a solution: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” (1 John 4:18) My new book You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect explores that truth and will give you the hope, encouragement and practical steps you and other women in your life need.
A little disclaimer: I always feel shy about sharing my books with you because this place isn’t about getting you to buy anything. We’re friends and you’re welcome here no matter what. But I can’t hold back about this new one because I believe it has the cure God wants to use to heal our exhausted hearts. And I know it works because it’s changed my life. So what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t tell you about it?
You truly are loved.
No matter what.
Your heart really can be free from the pressure to be perfect.
And you don’t have to keep saying “I’m tired” anymore.
It’s time for a new way of living…starting today.