Tuesday, 26th January 2021
Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
If you don’t feel loved, you’re certainly not going to offer love to anybody else. You need to remind yourself every day what God thinks about you, not what the world thinks or what you think about yourself.
Here are four things God thinks about you.
1. You’re completely accepted.
We spend much of our lives trying to earn acceptance from our parents, peers, those we envy, and even total strangers. But, “Jesus made us acceptable to God” (Titus 3:7). What Jesus did on the cross made you completely acceptable to God, no matter what you’ve done.
2. You’re unconditionally loved.
God doesn’t say, “I love you if . . .” or “ I love you because . . .” He says, “I love you”. You can’t make God stop loving you, because His love is not based on what you do but on who He is. Isaiah 54:10 says, “The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end”.
3. You’re totally forgiven.
Because Jesus died on the cross and gave his life as a payment for your sins, you are totally forgiven when you accept the gift of forgiveness from God. Romans 8:1 says, “There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus”. God doesn’t rehearse your sins, He releases them.
4. You’re extremely valuable.
There are two things that create value: who the owner is and what somebody’s willing to pay for it.
You are a child of God and “have been bought and paid for by Christ” (1 Corinthians 7:23). Jesus Christ paid for you with his life. That’s how valuable you are.
When you remember that you are accepted, loved, forgiven, and valuable to the Creator of the universe, you will be better equipped to show that love to others and build deeper relationships.