We Trust that God Knows and Loves Us Intimately
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Remember you are called to be set apart. If you have felt rejected or undervalued, know who you are! You are God’s beloved and intricately designed by Him. He wants to use your flaws, past experiences, and personality to bless others.
If you are feeling frustrated and isolated because you don’t quite fit in, know that the Lord may be giving you an opportunity to move forward and walk in the fullness of who you are. Rather than trying so hard to fit into the crowd, be confidently aware that God has made you to be who you are!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Many people believe that they have to be perfect before coming to the Lord. But the Bible says that while we were “yet sinners,” He died for us. In other words, He realized that we would struggle with sin. Even so, He said we are worth dying for.
This doesn’t mean we have license to sin. However, it does mean that when we mess up, we don’t have to wallow in condemnation. Instead, we can seek the Lord for refreshing and deliverance from what we are struggling with.
“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Recently I saw a meme that said, “I have given God a million reasons not to love me, but none of them has changed His mind.” Truthfully, we cannot out-love Him or run away from His love. His arms are always welcome to receive us.
If only we could truly embrace the love of God, we would never be the same. We would have the courage to go through the toughest moments, knowing that we have a God who loves us far more than we could ever imagine. His love would be the comfort and the peace needed in every storm.
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