Day 15. You Matter.
While it’s true God’s confidence rest in His ability and not ours, it’s equally true that God believes in each of us and desires to use us to accomplish His purposes on this earth.
It’s possible circumstances have beat you down. Failure has labeled you. You have disappointed yourself. Others have told you again and again (with and without words) that they don’t think you’re going to amount to much. Maybe you’ve come to the place where you really don’t even believe in yourself anymore.
But it’s not so with God. He knows you most (He knows every flaw, crack, failure, weakness, possibility, strength), yet believes in you more than anyone on the planet. He also remembers that He formed You out of nothing but His own brilliant idea and divine imagination. You are the unique design of the Creator. He made you with purpose and love. He has plans for you, dreams for you, a role in the story for you. And He believes in you so much that he ultimately sent for you a Son of life to die and free and rise and fill your broken soul.
Believe it or not, there’s a baby laying in a manger…because God was convinced you couldn’t make it on your own, but was determined for you to taste mercy and feel His arms holding you tight forever, whispering, you matter so much to Me.
Father, open our ears to hear You say how much You dream about all that our lives can be. Open our eyes to see Jesus, Your sure bet that we can live lives of purpose forever. Break the lies of unbelief that have wounded us, and let the little seed of faith plant hope again that we are precious and beautiful and treasured and loved by You.
“The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endured forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8