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God Doesn't Look for the Beautiful

Updated on March 3, 2017
You are not invisible to God.
You are not invisible to God. | Source

Unshaken Faith

We all have days when we feel like God doesn’t see us, doesn’t hear our prayers, doesn’t even care. Those days when your spouse is unhappy and just wants to fight. Those pressure-cooker deadlines at work when something goes wrong and your boss gives you ‘the look’. The phases of your children when they hate you. The family event where a loved one does something so uncharacteristic that everyone is wounded by it. The co-worker that always seems to have it together, but you struggle.

When God seems so far away.
When God seems so far away. | Source

God sees you

The prayers that seem to fall on deaf ears. The prayers that you think will never be answered. The prayers for your spouse. You aren’t trying to change him, you are waiting for him to seek God for change and it seems so far off, and it seems impossible. The prayers for your child deployed to a war zone, hoping he comes back in one piece. Just hoping he comes back at all.

You are never alone.
You are never alone. | Source

God hears you

The battles you have with your spouse when they demand respect but never return it. The marital spats over nothing and you don’t know how they started. The emotional scars left by careless words and senseless actions.

He knows your struggles.
He knows your struggles. | Source

God cares

Whatever is happening in your life at this moment, God sees the ugliness. He feels your pain. He lost friends to death and he lost friends to betrayal. He understands where you are right now. He knows the feeling of being mocked, bullied and put on display.

God loves you

He doesn’t look for the beautiful. He looks for the broken hearted, the weary and the oppressed and he wants to make a difference in your life.

Don’t give up on your prayers. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

Truly

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© 2012 Michelle Orelup

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      Michelle Orelup 3 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thank you Rachel.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      This is a very inspiring hub. Voted up.

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      Michelle Orelup 4 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks so much!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Oh, but I logout not because I did not like your comment. I was very tired. You said it very well.

      Did I say that the pictures here are awesome?

      Be well and more blessed sister.

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      Michelle Orelup 4 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thank you very much Lastheart. I do try to be thoughtful in my comments and my tone so that my intent doesn't get lost in the commentary. It is so easy to be misinterpreted. Thanks again, and God bless.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      After the "guns" conversation, I logout and came to give you a visit. This is so awesome! God talks to us in so many ways. Keep being used by our Creator, Lord and Savior.

      God bless you more!

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      Michelle Orelup 4 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks for the kind words. Happy Thanksgiving - from Texas!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      So true. These are the words we need to hear especially when we have hardship in life. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      CMerritt - thank you. I've read some of your hubs and I'm proud to meet you!

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      suvitharoja, yes ma'am. He is an awesome God!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Great advice! and a very well written hub.

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      suvitharoja 5 years ago from India

      Very inspiring. Yes, our God is an awesome God.

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      Life and Luxury 5 years ago from South Beach, FL

      These are words all people need to hear. Bless you!

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thank you Nights Dream! This was my first hub and I'm sort of feeling my way around.

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      Michael Phoenix 5 years ago from Allentown, pa

      Excellent Hub! You are off to a wonderful start. The image you chose was great!

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thank you! I'm trying to figure out how this works, and the best approach to do more.

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Wonderful first hub! Welcome to Hubpages. :-)

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thank you Marc3! Blessings.

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      Marc3 5 years ago

      Well said .. ^^