What are you worth?

It seems like I’ve been running into lots of folks who say things like:   If it wasn’t for (a certain person or thing) I wouldn’t be worth anything. These folks seem to have a low self-esteem, a lack of good close friends, and a very poor understanding of God.  Maybe they had a parent or parents who treated them poorly.  Maybe they have had friends who have turned their backs on them when they needed them the most.  Maybe God zigged when they felt he should have zagged. 

I don’t know how much is enough, but I do know lots of people who have said that they did not feel loved growing up.  Or one of their parents rarely told them that they were loved.  Maybe the parent was not around to give support.  This could cause deep lifelong injuries to someone’s soul.  I have felt this, but I have examined the situation thoroughly and know that even though I may not have felt loved, it was not the case.  The person was just not good at expressing love the way I needed it.   

If you ever get to a point (or maybe you are there now) of not feeling loved, just remember that the God in heaven above, the one who created you, the one who sent his only Son to live as a human, suffer and die for you, has absolutely no regrets about doing that…because YOU are worth it!!!   

2 Thessalonians 2:13 states:  As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.

Believe me, there are many more scriptures which confirm that we are loved by God.  Any other love we receive is merely icing on the cake!!

God.  Thank you so much for loving me (put your NAME in there).  I do not deserve you having sent your son to live on earth and die for me.  Nothing I do can make you love me more…or less.  Thank you for giving us your Word, which reassures us how much we are loved by you.  Help me to never forget that.  Amen. 

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