Oh to be so loved


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The phrase ‘Oh, to be so loved‘ came into my head last week. At first I was so confused as to what it actually meant. It played over and over in my head, so much so that I constantly felt like I could feel it, breathe it, taste it.

I’m sure people noticed as I put it in multiple tweets and Instagram stories and now it neatly sits in my bio.

Oh, to be so loved‘ means I am so deeply cared for that God would rather I be holy than be happy.

Oh, to be so loved‘ is more than a cute phrase though, it’s a lifestyle. It is a state of mind and healthy view of myself and my life. It means, I am so loved – so cared about, so cherished, so protected – that nothing about me is an accident.

The way I laugh so loud and with every part of my face until my tummy aches. The way I’ll ignore my lactose intolerance and eat a full tub of ice cream. The way I love with my whole heart and just want to take away pain from those I care for.

These traits are not accidental.

Seeing life as intentional events that have happened for a greater good, by a Greater Good, means nothing is accidental. Whether it felt good or bad, whether they feel random or unnecessary.

Oh, to be so loved‘ means I am so deeply cared for that God would rather I be holy than be happy.

He would rather I be tested and tried, to come out as the purest gold, than live and revel in my own disfunction.

Oh, to be so loved!

To find a beauty in the discomfort of life. To be surrounded by people who echo the very tangible nature of God’s love.

Oh, you are so loved.


Paula Melissa xx

Paula Melissa is a digital content creator, portrait photographer and freelance journalist. Since starting a blog in 2012 and graduating from the University of Sheffield with a Journalism Studies with Employment Experience degree in 2019, Paula has gone on to create and grow her own dynamic digital media empire. She loves reading, eating and spending time with her dog, Rolfie.
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