Sometimes I need to remind myself who I am to God because this world takes no prisoners at the best of times. There are days when I am strong in my identity as a child of God, and then there are other days, when I look around at my circumstances and question my authority, in Him
Listening to Lauren Daigle the other day, with Sarai, and one of my daughter’s favourite songs is ”You Say” – I too love this song, because it reminds me of when I feel unloved by life, that I am His
So this morning, I really felt like I needed to encourage you that no matter what you are going through, it doesn’t change who God says you are
If you feel sad…unloved…alone…overwhelmed…hatred…exhausted…burdened…or even if you feel like you can’t go on…whatever the emotion you are experiencing, that has consumed your thoughts, and had taken your eyes off God, let me remind you of your worth, because whenever the Bible is heard and obeyed, lives are changed! God says:
Now everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved (Romans 10:13). You who have believed are born again (1 Peter 1:3). I have adopted you (Ephesians 1:5). You are children of God, heirs of God (1 John 3:2; Romans 8:16–17). You are no longer orphans. You belong to me (John 14:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19). And I love you as a perfect Father (1 John 3:1; Luke 15:20–24).
In my eyes, you are a brand new creation. The old has passed away; the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). Sin is no longer your master, for you died to sin and are now alive to me (Romans 6:11; Ephesians 2:4–5).
You are finally free from the slavery of sin and death. There is now no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1–2). All your sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9). All your unrighteousness has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:7, 9). You are now righteous in my sight with the very righteousness of my perfect Son (Romans 4:5).
You’ve been saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8). You’ve been justified by faith (Romans 5:1). You are utterly secure in me; nothing will be able to separate you from my love in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39). No one is able to snatch you out of my hand (John 10:29). And I will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
I pray that these words bring you comfort this morning
”For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you”1 Thessalonians 1:4
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