Dear Punks

Lately, I’ve been talking to a lot of people. A lot of people craving a stir of Christ in their life, a lot of people who want a change of heart and answers to everything that they just can’t understand. But most of all, I’ve been talking to the rebels of faith, the ones of us who unintentionally keep pushing ourselves farther away from what need by following what we think is best. Here’s an open letter to the unknowing rebels of the Word. A letter to the punks, to the ones who need nothing more than to be held on tight to. To each and every one of you who need a little reminding of what ya really, truly need, LISTEN UP. This one’s for you.
If you read my last post on the blog, then you (hopefully) have a little better of an idea of how no matter what you do, you are (oh so luckily) stuck with the big mass of love that is our Lord. And sometimes, knowing that, you can tend to go a little off track. You wanna love the Lord and others as best you can and still-you are left being this punk. This rebel of the Word. Sinning in ways that you don’t even know that you’re sinning, by thinking you know exactly how to follow the Lord while still following the world.
And that brings us here.
The other day, in the middle of a big pile full of cookies and post cards (some getting sent out to some of you), my sweet friend started blasting this song, Alone. And the more I listened to the lyrics, the more I realized, we can all be punks sometimes. We all want the clean, easy-to-understand goodness of the Lord and not the messy bits of faith. We all need some Jesus and we all need to remember that nothing can fill that space. Not the world, not some guy//girl, not a good grade or popularity or anything else.
Lord, You know me so well 
I can be a little punk sometimes 
But don’t leave me alone 
Bust down the door to my heart like it’s Your home 
Don’t need no keys 
I’m on my knees 
Begging You please 
Lord, don’t leave me alone
Take some time to yell it.
Scream it.
Whether you mean to or not, you can mess up big time! And it’s tough. I get that life can be so overwhelming but there’s nothing separating us from the love of the Lord.
So here’s the song.
Here’s the sinners anthem.
The ballad for punks of faith.
Listen to it.
Try to remember it.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
It’s tough to stay on top of life and it’s so easy to fall far from faith. It’s easy to look down, not foreward onto what amazing things are awaiting you in the future. It’s easy to get caught up in everything going so wrong and everything dragging us down but we all need to take a second and breathe. Because, y’all I hate to be the one saying this, but everyone is struggling with life. Every. Single. Person.
So here I am, asking you to take a little bit to call yourself out of the rut, to stop looking down and start looking forward, to start calling the Lord instead of trying to please the world. Nothing here is good enough for you. The other day, I came across this post where we are told that the reason we keep struggling with being enough and fulfilled is because God made us that way. Nothing on earth is going to satisfy you, friend.
Find something little that makes you happy, use it to love others the best that you can.
Keep faith and keep looking ahead, we’re all little punks and Jesus loves us the way we are.
You got this.
with love, Elle
ps-my sweet friend and I are trying to use our letter writing love to spread some joy so if ya checked out THEHAPPYWRITERBLOG that would be aweeeeessssommmee
k much love sunshines:))

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