Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Letter to God By: Famatta Sherman

This is an intimate, innocent and inspirational letter to God from Vessels of honour Youth group member Famatta Sherman. She is a young writer with a creative gifting and a creator's eye. Enjoy as she allows us to gaze into one her deep expressions to

her father,
her maker...
My Letter to God
Firstly, I want to give God all the praise and worship for all he has done in my life. He is indeed the most high and the creator of all things. God created everything beautiful with his word, and in his own image. If God created all things to be beautiful, then I AM beautiful because God created me. Psalm 139:13-14 says “For you created me in my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” TNIV.  God knew how I would look like even before my parents knew. God knew exactly how he wanted me to look like, what personality I would have, and the people who would be in my life. As well as in Jeremiah 1:4-5 he says: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” TNIV. So, it doesn’t matter what the color of my skin is, or the clothes I wear, what really matters is God’s love for me, and ALL the blessings he did and WILL do for me.  So, to show God my appreciation I decided to write him a letter. I hope you enjoy it folks! God bless.
Dear God,
Forgive me Lord for all those times that I doubted your beauty, and for all those times that I criticized your hard work. Help me to see the true beauty that lies within me, which is you. A beauty so gentle, and kind, and who seeks after my heart. A beauty so humble and pure I even struggle to find the words to explain my blur. All I need is my Almighty Father because there is no one greater than you. You rule the heavens and the earth, watching me from your heavenly throne. Lord I don’t know why you always watch over me, but you do. You keep me away from the wrath of my enemies, and draw me nearer to you. But what do I do in return; I turn away from you, not continuing to fulfill your will. Today Oh Lord I run back to your open arms, to feel like your love was never gone. You complete me Lord. You make me feel new again. You allow me to feel bold, like a lion, and encourage me to do things that I never thought I could do by myself. It is you my Lord Jesus Christ, who gives me the desire to fight for life because life with you is worth living. Even when I didn’t know you, I know you were always there; every moment, every year, every smile, and every tear. You knew when I needed you, and you didn’t hesitate to help. You reached your strong, yet supporting hand when no one cared to understand how I really felt. Only you know what I dealt with, the pain and sorrow, not wanting to see another tomorrow. Oh Lord only you know. Only you know the shame and the games that people played with my heart, but then you came and fixed my broken parts like a mechanic. You showed me the way when I was left stranded, and abandoned by this world. You took me by the hand and said: “You will bear fruit from this land.” Boy did you discipline me! I didn’t like it, but I learned SO much. You were not trying to punish me, but better yet preparing me for what was to come. Yes, I know some of my mistakes might have been dumb, but I believe and know that I WILL overcome! I will be a winner. Naww scratch that... I AM a winner because I have you, the mighty and powerful God on my side. So, go ahead Lord and test me for I am ready to learn from you. Correct my ways oh Lord so that I may be like you for your ways are perfect. Father may I ask you for one more thing? When all else fails, can you still be the one I run to?
Love, Famatta Sherman
“Trust in the Lord with your whole heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6


  1. Wow.. this is soo deep. You are so right. We criticize God's work all of the time. We listen to the enemy's lies and we allow death to reach us before its alotted tim. We crucify ourselves by believing the enemy's lies. We are beautiful, and created by God in his image.. Only he can help us to truly understand that. Bless you Famaa!


  2. This is truth. God is beautiful. This is a perspective that should never be losted. Keep near to God. Keep writing your heart to connectivity, and He will continue to speak to you. God bless you girl!

  3. Thanks guyss.. God is so good and indeed everything he makes is beautiful. We just have to believe it and know it. i thank god for you guys! love you! ♥

  4. Trust me when we say that we love you too!!!
    Good job girl!

  5. I'm very proud of you. Your letter to God expresses what his love means to you. It shows your maturity in thinking, which i pray that you will always have. I'm glad that you have embraced his love, and now you are sharing this with others. How wonderful is God's love ! It can be felt more if you are closer to him. love you and god bless. keep getting spiritual guidance and applying yourself to his word. love mommie

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