There are days when the world tells us terrible things.
“You are just a number.”
“You matter to no one.”
“No one wants you.”
“You aren’t important.”
“Your life is a waste.”
“You can’t make a difference.”
Friend, I know because I hear them too. Somedays it’s a fight to not listen to them. Somedays are harder than others to push them away.
The words you hear may be different than mine, but we each hear some.
The words may come from different sources, but it’s easy to see who is behind them. The enemy of our souls is pretty crafty. He knows what buttons to push. He knows when we’re weary and tired and stressed. He knows right when to whisper such words in our ears, when we least expect it, and when we’ve let our guards down.
When we hear these destructive words often enough, we can begin to believe them. And when we do, discouragement and devastation begin to grow roots… before we even realize they are growing.
When the roots are established, it’s much more difficult to cut them out of our lives.
Friend, before the roots set in deep, let me remind you, the words you have heard are nothing but lies. Complete and total lies.
There are different words we can cling to…
God loves you.
And you matter to Him. Yes, you matter to the One who created the heavens and the earth. You matter to the One who created you.
His Words are the ones we can trust. His Words are the ones that matter. His Words are truth and life.
We can believe different words… the ones God tells us.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
I’d say it’s time to listen to different Words.
Friend, will you pray with me?
Father God, we come to you today in humble adoration. Thank you for loving us and for making each one of us as someone special in Your eyes. Father, we could all use your touch today. We could all use some encouragement. Some of us are disheartened by untrue words we’ve believed about ourselves. Some of us could use a reminder of who we are in You. Lord, would you speak to us in ways we can understand through your Spirit, through your Word, or through another this very day? We need you, Lord. And we love you so very much. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
You are wonderful and precious. In God’s sight and also in mine!
Thank you for journeying alongside of me today.
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