To The One Who Feels Unseen,
I would start with pleasantries but for this letter, I’m setting them aside. I could ask you how you are but if you’re feeling unseen, chances are you’re not in the best place.
And that’s okay.
I’m writing you this letter to let you know you’re not alone. As lonely as it may feel to be where you are right now, struggling to feel seen, there’s a common thread in our stories. I can’t say I know exactly how you feel because our journeys are unique – there’s no story like yours.
And yet, I can say I can relate. I’m not the only one.
There are others out there who have or are walking this path. A path hidden in the shadow of the trees, begging for light. It’s a shared experience; not one to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.
Day after day, you’re surrounded by the people in your world. Some you’ve known for years, others only for a few moments. At times, you can barely tell the difference between the two.
You move from one conversation to another, coming up for air in between. You long to go deeper, yet something holds you back. You long to go further, but those walls get in the way.
You long to be known.
You speak but you feel unheard. You show up but you feel unseen.
I want you to know that even when it feels like people don’t hear or see you; God does.
The One who created the expanse of the universe, beaming sun and glistening stars.
The One who created the rushing waters, towering mountains and vibrant flowers.
The One who created you.
He knows you, better than any other. And He sees you; I mean truly sees you for who you are.
When people don’t understand you – God does.
When people don’t receive you – God does.
When people don’t love you – God does.
You may have heard of this woman from the Bible; her name was Hagar. She was considered among the lowest of the lowest. Her life was dedicated to serving others, and it wasn’t by choice. She was used by others for their own gain and “discarded” when she proved no longer useful.
When she reached her lowest point, God met her there. Others may not have recognised Hagar’s value, but God did. He redeemed her pain and her hurt and created a legacy.
Like Hagar, God doesn’t just know your story. He writes your story.
It’s a beautiful story of grace, healing, restoration and breakthrough. A powerful story to be shared with whoever will listen. Because even if many don’t understand, there will always be at least one. So, do it for the one.
The one who, like you, feels unheard and unseen. Let them know that they’re not alone.
And the next time you feel unseen, go to the One who always has His eye on you.
The next time you feel unheard, go to the One who is always ready to listen.
You mean everything to Him.
If you found this encouraging, you might also like this blog post on finding hope in the midst of suffering!