This is such a good passage I don’t read as often as I should. I can’t help but think about the areas in my life that need to hear this simple yet profound truth…that I am a child of God. Typically any frustration, worry, or disappointment in my day can be traced back to forgetting or not always believing that my worth truly is locked in already. Not based on what others think of me or how much I accomplish today…no matter what, I am His. It’s such a simple truth, but one that the enemy relentlessly, and often subtly, tries to discredit or distract me from on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. I think about the way the serpent first tempted Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit…saying, “Did God actually say…?” (Genesis 3:1). Sometimes, it just takes a small seed of doubt for me to find myself operating entirely out of a sense of insecurity and scarcity when the truth in this passage remains true yesterday, today, and forever.
Lord, please help my wavering faith in the truth of this passage and the way You see me. May I further grasp Your love for me today more than ever before and live in secure confidence as I seek to love others.