Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31: 8 NLT
Jesus knows the longing of our hearts to feel valued, but sometimes we convince ourselves we do not measure up. In seasons of worry, we lose sight of where we’re going. We stand in the valley of fear and stay too long where anxiety robs our calm. It makes us believe in lies. We have trouble finding PEACE that Jesus provides and need to be reminded we 're NOT alone....
It’s hard when we don’t see ourselves as God see us; loved and simply ENOUGH. He longs to help us recognize the heart of our worth. It isn't found in what the world has to offer, or in the opinion of those who just don't understand. It isn't discovered in the sadness of shame. But God knows how to help us recognize why we are treasured and loved.
The world's approval doesn't matter! We have a Father who loves us! What we see as pain, He uses as His purpose. He draws us closer than before and arms us with everything we need. He helps us become aware of why we NEED HIM and allows us to breathe again. HIS is where healing begins!
God loves us more than anyone on earth. His love is constant and never fails. He loves us through every single moment of our lives. When we are feeling weary, sad, depressed, anxious or misunderstood, we must pray for God to restore us. He has the power to lift us from sadness, arm us with His holiness, guide us to a place of calm and remind us we were made for so much more! He will hear our cries for mercy! Even in broken hallelujah’s, He WILL make us stronger than before.
God will bless us with others who will encourage, support, take time to listen and love us through the frailties of pain. He will carry burdens and remove what is holding us back from experiencing hope. It comes from surrender! He will show how it feels to live in the fullness of who we were created to become!
HE IS GOD! He knows what He’s doing! If we stay grounded in truth, He WILL ready us to receive what He provides. God will return us back where we belong; held in the promise of what will happen if we surrender to Him, humble our hearts, choose to step in faith and BELIEVE He will restore us! We must remain faithful and pray...God will ALWAYS always take care of those He loves.
Dear God, thank you for waking us in opportunity to be reminded YOU are in charge of ALL things. Forgive us when we forget You created us for a purpose. Help us focus on thoughts of good as You remove our doubt. Strengthen us when we forget how to be lifted. We will trust You all of our days and remember who will fight our battles. We will work hard to see what You see in us and patiently wait to be grown by Your greatness. Thank you for helping us remember who repairs what is broken! Lord, we're so grateful to be loved by YOU. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Amen