About the Author

ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Beautiful story, Aliza! Thank you for sharing so vulnerably. Such a poignant reminder of God’s amazing love and grace to each of us!!!

  2. You’re beautiful, Aliza. And so brave. Thank you for your vulnerability. Keeping my eyes on the cross.

  3. I love the Lord, for He heard my cry. This post was timely. I thank God for the message and messenger. Be well.

  4. Very moving, thank you for sharing your story and wisdom. In the city I live we have a similar cross, which lights up the river valley. In passing, I have prayed upon it many times. This give it new meaning.

  5. Heart warming and a wonderful reminder when I have my pity parties which seems to be popping up more often these days.

  6. You’re not alone in your loneliness Aliza. Thank you for reminding me to keep my eyes on Jesus. Thank you for sharing ❤️

  7. Aliza, how brave you are to speak about your discoveries, even when you’re hurting! Keep shining and others will be drawn to your beautiful light. God has a plan and it will be wonderful!

  8. What a Godwink! He knew what you needed at the right time and provided for you. It is often hard to keep our eyes on God when our heart is so heavy. I pray you continue to feel the armour of God surround you so you can defeat the lies the enemy is slinging your way.

  9. Beautiful—your story resonates in my heart. While I don’t know what God’s plan will look like for you, I can tell you that He has written my story in a way I could never have imagined. I felt those same longings and fought those same lies. And at 38, I married an amazing man and gained an almost 10 year old stepdaughter. And then almost 7 years later after all of our attempts to grow our family (naturally and through adoption) had come to naught, God brought us twin 2 1/2 year old girls. And even that description is the “Instagram” version, not picturing the tears and the prayers and the weariness. Praying for you in your journey. Much love.

  10. So sonpowerful. There was and have been times in my life that i felt so so empty ,lonely.
    What a wonderful powerful reminder that gods love for us is unconditional.

  11. I’m sitting here weeping. I needed to see the cross today and yesterday. Thank you ❤️

  12. I too feel lonely. I also feel unlovable even though I know, deep down inside, that’s not true. At times the lies are so loud – it’s hard to escape them. I have to learn to ignore them and replace those lies with truths that shout so loud that my ears hurt!
    Thank you for sharing your story – you’re amazing. Even though you are struggling, you touched my life and I’m grateful for that. I too will look to the cross!

  13. Our Titus 2 ministry is reading Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s Lies Women Believe and the truth that sets them free. Your post is a living breathing example of how replacing a lie with the truth works. Thank you for sharing your struggle & The Cross’s answer! Bless you!

  14. i sometimes struggle with the when and feeling like i’m the only one. thank you for sharing and thank you for the reminder that our God is always there and He reminds us of His presence when we need it most. this was just what i needed!

  15. Aliza,

    Jesus loves me this I know. We may comprehend this but it is so easy to forget. Our lives get busy & we get tired. That’s when the enemy starts attacking us with lies. He knows we are vulnerable & will probably believe them. We must remember the cross & Christ’s suffering for us. Then we can defeat those lies & believe the truth that God loves us so much He gave His only son to die a horrible death for each of us. Jesus left the splendor of Heaven, came down to broken Earth, & bore our sins on that cruel cross. We are loved more than we know or think.

    Like you I wanted marriage. I prayed 4 years for a Christian husband. Finally God sent me a wonderful loving man. Remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not for harm.” He has great plans for you Aliza. We must be patient & wait on His perfect timing.

    Blessings 🙂

  16. Thank you for your openness Aliza! I think November is the perfect time for this type of message. At least in my part of the world, it’s often a windy, dark month! Thanks again for these reminders & hope you have a community you can be yourself in.