A Hero In You

Today, I want to share a song with those of you who feel you’re facing life alone, and your hope is fading.   I have been there, in those dark days when I literally had no friend to talk to (moved to a place where I knew nobody).  In your dark hour, don’t be afraid to look inside you, into the darkness.   Perhaps you see things you don’t like about yourself, and wonder how anyone can like you.  Or you’re facing problems you just don’t know how to solve, or dealing with difficult situations that you don’t know how to get through.

Here’s a truth I hope you will hear from me today:  You are created in God’s image and deeply loved.  God’s goodness is your origin, and you will find Him when you dare to look inside yourself.  Yes, you will see some things that aren’t so good, wrong choices you’ve made that brought you to this junction in your life, things that you want to change about yourself but don’t know how, things you’re ashamed of, or things you’re afraid that people will reject you for if they knew, or things that make you hate yourself.  Don’t be afraid to look at them, because as you dare to look at the truth about yourself, you will also see God and His grace there.  He will show you the good things about you; teach you to accept yourself, forgive yourself, and love yourself.  He will help you to move past the pain and forgive others who’ve hurt you.  There’s a Voice inside your heart that knows you are purposely designed for good.  Listen to that voice.  Inside you is all the strength you’ll ever need to get up and get going again, because inside you is the seed of Life that God has planted.

We are all created in God’s image and His Life is in us.  When we look inside us, and truly seek to find what good there is, we will find God in all that’s good about us.  That’s where I found Him–in the deepest place of my heart,  And He showed me how to see myself with His eyes; that I am beautiful.  He showed me I could be a hero and triumph over the darkness.  The strength came from within me where He is, and when I started seeing myself through His eyes, I became a hero.


Hero  (2009) by Moriah Carey

There’s a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don’t have to be afraid
Of what you are
There’s an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It’s a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear


Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don’t let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You’ll find the way