What God Says About It All


31 Days in My [Insert Label Here] Skin:

What God Says About It All

 

 

Yesterday I spent some time in dreary-land.  For the sake of being thorough in this blog series, I listed out a series of labels or messages I have, at various times in my life, heard (either from a real live person or just from within myself).

As I said yesterday, sometimes it is important to just acknowledge that something has been poisoning your life so that you can (1) see it for what it is and, (2) MOVE ON in victory.

Today I want to share with you a series of truths that I have found in Scripture which God has used to help me overcome so many of the lies and “false labels” that have bogged me down at various points in my life.

I pray God shouts loud His love and truth to you today, and I pray this brings you encouragement:

 

No matter what I may hear in my head or from the people around me, THIS IS THE TRUTH:

I am lavishly loved— I always have been, always will be, and nothing can ever separate me from this Love (Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 8:38-39).

I am chosen, treasured, and forgiven (Deuteronomy 7:6, 1 John 1:9-10, 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

I have been created on purpose, for a purpose, with gifts and talents that are unique to me (1 Corinthians 12:4-12).

I am equipped for whatever God has for me (Ephesians 4:11-13).

Even though I am flawed, I am enough (Isaiah 61:7).

It is okay that I am still a work in process (Hosea 14:4, 1 Chronicles 28:9).

I am covered by grace, growing more and more alive and free each moment I walk with God (Ephesians 2:4-5, Psalm 119:45, Galatians 5:1, John 1:4).

God cares about me and wants to connect with me (Psalm 69:33, Matthew 8:2-3).

He will never betray me, never abandon me, never abuse me, and never misuse me (Joshua 1:5, Psalm 27:10).

He speaks truth to me and He wants me to be free from lies (John 8:32)

He is on my side, cheering me on, celebrating me and guiding me every step of the way (John 10:10, Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 30:21, James 1:5).

God is capable of handling every challenge, every heartbreak, every sin, and every dark thought I have— past, present and future (Exodus 15:2-3, Psalm 31:7-8, Zephaniah 3:17).

He never fails (Numbers 23:19-20, 1 Corinthians 3:8).

I can trust Him (Isaiah 46:4).

I can turn to Him (Nahum 1:7).

I can run to Him (Luke 15:20).

He is safe (1 Chronicles 28:9).

He is my strength even when I am weak and lights up the dark places in my life (2 Samuel 22:29, Jeremiah 31:25).

He will strengthen me and support me and provide for me and comfort me— no matter what (Isaiah 61:7, Romans 8:26, Psalm 29:11, Psalm 34:18).

He knows me more intimately than anyone else ever has or ever can or ever will (Psalm 145:20, Isaiah 57:18).

And He loves me with an unending, indescribable, no-strings-attached love (Ephesians 3:17-19, Psalm 27:10).

He always has and He always will (Isaiah 46:4).

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What about you?

What word stands out to you when you read this message from God: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3)?  How can you be more intentional this week about proactively letting God release whatever lies (or “false labels”) have been put on you?

Please share your journey in the comment section below.

 

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