March 29, 2016

i'm going to tell you the real, raw, hard truth.

Untitled Untitled Untitled
i'm not telling you that it's going to be easy, because it's not. i'm going to tell you the real, raw, hard truth.
it's going to be the most difficult thing, getting over your past and just completely moving on. you're going to break, you're going to heal, you're going to break again, you're going to heal again, you're going to repeat this process many times, you're going to sob and shout into your pillow until you have no tears and your voice is raspy.

it's not going to be an easy task, there are going to be days when you feel like giving up, there are going to be days when you feel like going back would just be easier. there are going to be days when you want to take up your old habits, even though you know they will only make it worse. there are going to be days when those horrible thoughts come creeping back in, there are going to be days when a bad idea seems like a good idea. it's a part of the process.

but don't let any of that control you, because i absolutely promise you: 
if you stay strong, if you hold on, if you trust that God's plan is better, if you say no more, and actually mean it, if you stay the path and trudge through the pain, frustration, anxiety, hurt, depression, hopelessness, and utter despair, you will heal. You will get through, and what God has for you on the other side will be worth everything. i absolutely promise that you can do this, and if you need someone to help you, don't hesitate to reach out. there are arms wanting to hold you up, people want to help. ask. heal. be so loved.
xo, rn

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. <3 Keep it up girly.

    xx Mackenzie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i am glad you found it to be encouraging. love to you!

      xx, rn

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. aw, Haley. i'm so glad. i love you!

      xx, rn

      Delete
  3. This is beautiful and so true!! Thank you for this Rachel! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. aw, you're welcome, Shelby! I'm so glad you liked it!

      xx, rn

      Delete
  4. rachel rachel rachel THANK YOU.

    i needed this reminder and i'm gonna come back to read this when i'm discouraged and i need some words of comfort <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you are SO WELCOME my friend. I am so glad that it has spoken to you, and that it is a comfort. you are an incredible human being. much love to you! xx, rn

      Delete
  5. Thank you for this <3 I'm currently in the process of healing (and breaking again--like you said) and it's such a great reminder.
    -M

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. aw, i'm so glad that you found this post comforting. love to you!

      xx, rn

      Delete
  6. Amen. I'm pretty sure I needed to read those words of promise, Rachel. It will be worth the pain and loneliness, because God absolutely cannot fail. xx

    P.s Your photos are also beautiful. The night sky is one of my favourite things.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. prayers for you, pretty girl. i am so glad this was a comfort to you.

      thank you for your kind words, Jessica!

      xx, rn

      Delete
  7. I am so glad to have found your blog, it is beautiful. <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. aw, thank you, Ava, that means so much to me. xx, rn

      Delete

yes, you have a beautiful soul.