You Are Deeply Loved
Posted: Wednesday, December 20
Verse of the day:
“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! (Psalm 139:17-18)
I recently was able to help in a middle school class here at the church. One of the things that we were talking about in that class was the power of words. We asked the kids to share examples of what nice words and mean words were. They didn’t hold back. The mean words were really mean…Words that could really do damage…Words that should never be said. They shared that these were words that they had heard often either said to them or said to others. It was such a heartbreaking moment knowing the internal damage that has already been done by these words.
Our kids are bombarded with negative messages but they aren’t the only ones. Even as adults mean words still hurt and still do damage. These words can sink in to who we are and make us question ourselves and our worth. If we dwell on them enough they can even begin to change who we are and how we act.
How do we combat all the negative messages we hear? There has to be a stronger message and knowledge already in our hearts. Psalm 139:17-18 says, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!” The Creator of the universe thinks lovingly of you…and often. You are deeply loved by Him. When that truth gets into your heart it acts like a shield preventing the negative messages from taking its place.
John 3:16 says, “"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” God’s love for you is the foundation of everything. Let His love for you should be the central truth of your life. When you are bombarded with negativity run to the one who loves you most and choose to believe what He thinks about you. In the end His opinion is the only one that really counts.