Often we hide our true selves from people. We put on masks. We pretend. We want to be liked. We want to belong. We’re afraid of one thing- REJECTION.
The good news is that God knows everything about us, and He still loves us! David writes, “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar…” Psalm 139:1-6
Every moment God knows where we are and what we need and He lovingly takes care of us. He knows every bruise and every failure. He knows every fear and every pain. He knows us through and through, yet He loves us with all His heart. His loving gaze is ever upon us.
The king is enthralled by your beauty. Wow! Can we accept this as truth? God sees us as beautiful on the inside and outside? He truly does! We are His children. When we look at our own children, do we see them as beautiful? They are beautiful to us because of our love for them. Our love is frail and selfish in ways but God’s love is perfect at all times. He loves us and we are beautiful to Him through and through.This may sound incredible. I am still working on it myself, but I am asking God daily to apply this truth to my heart. What would our lives look like if we really believed this and lived like it?Song of Solomon 2:10 says, “The God of Heaven calls you beautiful”… and it’s true.
’…and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away!’
– The Lord will NEVER drive you away or reject you.
– His arms are always wide open, ready to receive and embrace you.
– All we need to do is respond to the invitation and come to Him.
– Remember, no one will ever be able to snatch you out of His hand.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I come to You today because I need You in my life. Thank You that I can know the reassurance of Your warm embrace and I can know that I am safe in Your hands. Amen.
“Who am I, LORD God…. that You have brought me this far? You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant. 1Chronicles 17 16,26
David marvels that God has brought him from such a lowly position, Who am I, O Lord God? God raised him up from a shepherd to the position of a king. Like David, aren’t we all astonished at the way God has saved us and brought us this far?
Consider how the Lord has walked with us and protected us thus far….How He has been faithful and good to us in every situation, though many a times we have been unfaithful. How He has delivered and rescued us, how miraculously He has come through every challenge we faced.
Genesis 8:1 ‘God remembered Noah…’
– The Lord will not forget you or His promises to you.
– Noah had faced a great flood, but the Lord did not leave him in the flood.
– The Lord intervened and the floods and storms came to an end.
– No matter how great the flood or how dark the storm, HE will remember you!
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have promised never to leave me nor forsake me. You will remember me and bring me through the storms of life because I am Your child. In Jesus’ Name, I ask, Amen.
If the mark of a Christian is belief without faltering, I fall short. I have doubted God many times. I have questioned Him. I have not trusted Him completely when things seem impossible.
When I read the bible, I find many examples of people just like me, people who doubted, argued and questioned. Like Peter who knew Jesus so well and yet said, “I don’t know who Jesus is.” Matthew 26:72
Jesus did not reject Him, instead He loved Him and even prepared a meal for Him. Our doubts and fears never drive away our Saviour. He is so patient and loving towards us. Many doubts and fears simply cannot quench His love for us.
Sometimes we get to a place in our life where we must be reminded that God loves us. It is the only thing that can bring us through what life hands us. Psalm 63: 3-5 says that God’s love is all that will satisfy us:
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
God’s love never fails, it never gives up on you, it satisfies completely, and it is available to you in an endless supply. He reveals it in His Word, in His creation, through others who love you, and especially in the salvation that is offered only through Jesus.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
One of the tools the enemy uses against God’s children is fear. I hate to admit it but there are days when I get anxious about things and worry gets the better of me. When that happens, I remind myself that I am a child of the King of kings. I have nothing to fear because He loves me and cares for me. And no matter what, He will allow nothing in my life unless it is for my good. The love that He demonstrated on the cross is proof enough that He loves me and cares for me. How will He do anything to harm me? When I rest in that love, fear vanishes in no time.
In one form or the other, we have all experienced rejection. We all long to be loved, we long to be wanted, and we long to belong. However, we don’t realize we have always been loved, we’ve always been wanted, as Song of Solomon 2:16 tells us, “My beloved is mine and I am His …” Indeed, I am His- we belong to Him. While others have rejected us, He wholeheartedly accepts us.
He died to make us His own. No one love us like He does.
Confession: Jesus, I am Yours and You are mine.
Sometimes situations and people can cause us to feel unloved and even rejected. The enemy wants us to feel isolated, dejected and depressed. But look what the Lord says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 No matter what it looks like or feels like, He loves you and is always thinking of you. Remember He died to make you His child. His death on the cross is proof enough that you are worth more than anything in His eyes.