What do you think God thinks about when He thinks about you?
Most of you will answer with broken, unworthy, not good enough, lonely, sinful and doomed. The list could go on; selfish, lustful, unforgivable, impatient and angry. If I were to answer that question two years ago that would have been my response.
I truly felt that God thought of me as a horrible, broken, unworthy person because of choices and mistakes I made in my past. I saw myself as too far gone. I believed there was no way that God would be able to use me or even want to use me or love me again.
Maybe you feel that way too. Maybe you, like me, really believe there is no hope for you.
Well I have news for you. You are NOT too far gone. It is never to late to turn around and run directly too a heavenly father that welcomes you with arms wide opened. There is no mistake or choice you can make that will take away God’s love for you.
I have been where you are. I have felt what you are feeling now. It is hard and not fun. Actually it sucks. You likely feel all alone, but you are not. I am with you. I have walked where you are currently walking.
These are five verses that I cling to when I start to buy into the enemies lies about who I am. I believe that resting in and meditating on these verses will start to change your outlook on what you think God thinks about when he thinks about you.
You are redeemed and forgiven. No mistake you have made can keep you from God’s grace.
“In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” Ephesians 1:7
Imago Dei. It is Greek and means “created in the image of God.” God created you just the way he wanted you to be. Your hair, your body, your personality. HE created EVERYTHING about you, and he calls it good. Be careful criticizing yourself, because you are really criticizing the work of God.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
You are loved. God loves us enough to send His son to die so that we could live an eternal life in Heaven.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-8
You are accepted. We all want to be accepted in one way or another. Well, there is good news! We are accepted by the King of the World; how amazing is that?!
“Receive one another, then, just as Christ also received you, to God’s glory.” Romans 15:7.
You are healed. You are healed from your brokenness. You are healed from your anxiety, depression and sickness. Whatever is hindering you, you have been healed by the blood of Jesus.
“With His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
What other truths and verses do you cling to when you start to question who you are in Christ?