Get Inspired: Do you feel unloved? There...I said it. I thought ofbeating around the bush and making it sound allsoft and sweet and make you feel all comfortablebut how else should it be asked? After all, this is arather raw subject anyway. So...do you? I have.Actually quite often in fact and it sucked! It hurt somuch because it’s what I craved for so desperately.Often. And, I’m not unusual, crazy, demanding, orselfish to desire to be loved. And neither are you ifyou feel the same way that I did. So, I’ll ask youagain: Do you feel unloved? It’s ok if you say yes,because then you’ve made peace with the way youfeel, and acknowledged the fact that something isnot right in your life. Are you saying then that it’swrong to be unloved? Absolutely! Why else do youthink you’ve been created? If you’ve ever been toldthat you were a ‘mistake’ or that you were never‘planned for’ or that you’re now only ‘in the way’than I’d say you’ve felt unloved! There are otherhorrible things that parents and family have saidthat may sound a bit different to those words I’veused but are no less evil. Whichever ways theywere said and no matter what age you were whenyou heard them, they cut so deep and it’s the kindof cut they never make a band aid for. It hurts ongood days and it hurts on bad days. On the daysyou get hugs or a handshake; those feel goodmoments; not even those things have the power toheal that wound. Those moments put a plaster overthe hurt, but the cavern runs deep underneath thetemporary cover-up.When you find your quiet space; that time andplace when you disconnect from the world aroundyou to just think or daydream; do you try to justifywhat people have said to you? You probably saythings like ‘they’re probably right, I am just in theway’. Maybe you’ve said: ‘I’m not surprised theydon’t love me, after what I did, how can anyonelove me!’ You’ve probably made excuses for theones that have claimed not to care for you, and youcan’t understand why, but you trust them foreverything else in your life so you trust that theymust be right about those things they say too.When it’s really quiet...and you’re thinking alot...those are the days it can hurt the most.I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking this isjust 1 of those places where we’re just going to saythat ‘Jesus loves you, even if no-one else does’ andthat somehow must make it all ok. Now, that is atrue statement: Jesus DOES love you. Actually, Heloves us more that our brains can evencomprehend, but that information can not beenough to pull people through. That statementmust be the building blocks on which an emotionalturnabout is built, yes, but the statement on itsown, in the middle of your pain, simply doesn’t cutit!I would like to add a few truths and lay thatfoundation even thicker, and then it’s theresponsibility of each individual to acknowledgethat they want to pursue the truth of who they areand who they are meant to be. That is a personaljourney that you must want to take, it’s adestination you must seek out for yourself. We cansuggest a ‘mode of transport’, but you must get inand RIDE!Here’s my 2 cents worth. I am qualified to makethese statements so I’ll make them and I’ll makethem confidently! I know what it feels like to beunloved and discarded, I know what the end of myrope feels like and I know what hopelessness feelslike. I know what it means to be alone and I knowwhat broken trust feels like too. That’s the dirtyside of the coin of life. On the clean side, theopposite is true. I’ve come to understand thatthere is a truth about me (and you) that cannot bechanged. It’s just that people speak out of anger,hurt and selfishness and lead you to believe thatthe absolute truth about you is not absolute. If youbelieve the truth about who you are and why youwere ever created and know that truth is absolute,then the words of others, no matter how muchthey may hurt us are simply untrue. This is thekind of hurt that can be erased over time as weshovel the muck away and reveal the shiny truthagain. The Love that God has for you and thepurpose on your life is a part of God’s DNA flowingthrough your veins and lies and hurtful vengeancecannot take that away. You can be led astray bylies and follow another path for your life, but it’s notthe path you were destined to walk. That issomeone else’s path. It leads to destruction. God’spath leads to a Final Destination of Glory.Take this truth now, chew on it and swallow it andallow it to fuel you search for truth. You know thetruth, now it’s your choice to chase it. So, what’syour next move?Lots of love to all you out there!