Since we were children, the enemy has been whispering to us about what’s wrong with us, where we are lacking; and he continually tells us we are woefully unworthy.
He surrounds us all with distorted, neon images of worldly perfection.
Everywhere we look, from magazines covers to social media posts, the evil one tries to convince us, we just don’t measure up.
He does all he can to tear us down.
He whispers, “if only you were enough, if only you were worthy to be wanted.”
And, the fact is, we all want to be wanted.
And then, after battering us, he lies to us about what being loved and wanted looks like.
He sends in the counterfeits, things like— The Bachelor, Fifty Shades of Grey, -and Pornography.
He uses those dangerous distortions to get us to miss the authentic and buy the lie.
Many look for identity and love in all the wrong places.
We fall for the wrong people, and demand that another human being love us louder than the lies we’ve believed.
Some swipe through one bad relationship only to fall for the next.
And we seek, and we search, and we come up empty.
And we feel less wanted with each passing year of trying to measure up to be worthy of being worldly wanted.
But oh, if we would but tune our ears to hear the pursuing voice of the Lover of our souls.
No human love can compare.
God sees you as you truly are. He knows all you’ve ever done, he knows your imperfections and your weaknesses. Nothing is hidden from Him.
And still, He wants you.
He wants you so much that He willingly gave His life for you.
There is no greater, no purer love.
It can’t be earned. Only received.
It isn’t forced. It’s offered.
It isn’t self-seeking but sacrificial.
It isn’t conditional. It’s forever.
The love of Christ is real. And the truth of it silences the lies of the one who is hell-bent on your destruction.
But we have to deliberately wash our minds with truth everyday to fight the lies of the enemy because he will continue to lie to us.
Here is some Truth about God and the place in Scripture where God gave these powerful truths to us:
God is love (1 John 4:16).
God loved you first (1John 4:10).
God sent His Son to die for you (John 3:16).
God has delivered your soul from death (Psalms 116:8).
God made you a new creation and gives you righteousness as His child (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God is always with you (Isaiah 43:1-2).
God hears your cries (Psalms 116:1).
God will never stop loving you (Psalms 118:1).
God reveals Himself to you if you seek Him (Proverbs 8:17).
God is always faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9).
God is full of mercy for His children (Psalms 103:13).
God knows what you need before you ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
God hears your prayers (Proverbs 15:29).
God is a strong tower of protection for you (Proverbs 18:10).
God knows what you need and God will provide for you (Matthew 6:31-32).
God is refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Proverbs 46:1).
God will direct your steps when you seek Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).
God gives you hope and grace (2 Thessalonians 2:16).
God will give you everlasting peace (John 14:27).
God will give you joy that no one can take away (John 16:22)
God is your help and shield (Psalms 115:9).
God will give you sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24).
God’s desire is to bless you (Deuteronomy 7:13) with more than you can ask or imagine (I Corinthians 2:9)
God is gracious and compassionate (Psalms 111:4).
God will comfort you (Psalms 119:50).
God offers you rest if you run to Him (Psalms 91).
God blesses you as you trust in Him (Psalms 84:12).
God does not change (James 1:17)
God is abounding in love and faithfulness. God is slow to anger, God is compassionate and gracious (Exodus 34:6).
God is good and what God does is good (Psalms 119:68).
God is rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4).
God rejoices over you (Isaiah 62:5).
You are wanted by Him!
What a Savior!
Oh friend, how He loves us!
Let’s run away from the lies and daily run to His arms!