I shot this a few weeks ago on the west coast. We were pretty much the only ones in the little cove we were enjoying.
Standing there watching the waves ~ my life somewhat seemed to be flashing before me.
Kind of on autopilot I found myself picking up a piece of driftwood and this is what just came out...
Maybe you've faced negative people,
maybe people who isolated you,
Maybe you believed your worth came in what you could do,
be, looked like, acted like, or didn't do. Because that's when others gave you affirmation.
Possibly you thought you couldn't be loved by God because of your failures, your past, or what someone did to you.
Maybe there were people in your life who claimed to love God but showed you anything but true love. So you thought God's love was like theirs.
We can rest assure that God's love is not like that. It's not tainted by idolatry, manipulation or based on what we do for Him.
Christ died for us while we were still in our sin. He gave himself so that we might have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Rom. 5:8
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. Who loved me and gave himself for me." Gal. 2:20
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, evenwhen we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. . ." Eph. 2:4-5
"Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever." Ps. 136:26
For the God of the universe to WANT me to be His precious daughter! To be that!
My soul rejoices and is made complete. . . so that when I face rejection, or those who limit my worth, determined upon what they desire of me, or think I should be. . . I realize that God is still very much in charge and these relationships are there in my life to bring my weak and wounded spirit into His presence, moving my head knowledge to heart knowledge that HE truly is all I need in every way, every day.
Every single second of my life.
Let the peace of Christ now wash like waves. Cleanse from all self-rejection, cleanse from the sin of not viewing myself as Christ does. For He is my life and there is none besides Him.