it doesn't matter what the world says about you.
it doesn't matter that people have something negative to say.
it doesn't matter that some remember your failings, your faults, your missteps.
because God has something else to say.
He says you are worth it.
He says you have value.
He says He loves you.
and if you don't believe it, look toward the Cross.
look towards His ultimate sacrifice. giving His very Son so that you might always know-without a doubt-the love He has for you.
the worth He sees in you.
the value He sees in your life.
but you do doubt it at times.
you do think you're not worthy.
you do wonder why a God so great would love a person so flawed.
God knew that.
He knew you'd have moments when you'd feel that way.
He knew satan would try to convince you that your failure was too much for the Lord.
and so God gave His Son.
to pay the price for your faults. to pay the price for your sins.
to pay the price for us all.
because we needed it. because we still need it.
every moment. everyday.
God has a plan and a purpose for every life.
He has a plan and a purpose for you.
it doesn't matter what the world says about you. it doesn't matter that they only remember what you've done wrong. because God sees your possibility. He sees your potential. He knows your worth.
the world may say you're a failure.
but God says you are loved.
and He's the one that should matter to you.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him." John 3:16-17
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13