As I was praying for you this morning, I wondered if you realize how fearfully and wonderfully you are made. So many times when going through marital problems, things are said and done that can make us feel pretty worthless. Rejection and shame can take a toll on how we see ourselves. It is important that we don’t receive those things as a measure of who we really are.
Jesus loved you so much He gave His life for you! He paid a heavy price for you because you are so precious to Him and to our Father. He is the only one worthy of determining your worth. You should never let anyone else diminish or deny that worth.
To be sure in every marital conflict there are mistakes made by both spouses. That is what you have done or gone through. That is not who you are. Scripture tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
God watched over you as you were formed in your mother’s womb. He rejoiced over you. It didn’t matter if those around you were rejoicing. He was! Already He had plans for your life and good things that He wanted to give you. You were no mistake. You were planned in the heart of God and He eagerly awaited your birth.
As each new cell developed, each new part of your body grew and matured, He kept His eyes on you. You were a miracle with millions of cells multiplying and developing into the unique person God was designing you to be. His desire for you was to discover His perfect love for you. He wanted you to know how very precious your very existence was to Him long before there was anything demanded of you to prove your worth to anyone else.
God has not changed His mind about you. No matter what you have gone through or where you have been in life, He still rejoices over you 24/7. He longs to prove His love for you. He wants you to know that you are priceless to Him, not because of what you can do, but just because you are you!
So today keep your eyes on Him, not on the circumstances around you. Listen to His tender words of love, not those of anger or rejection that may be spoken by someone else. Curl up in His arms and soak in His unconditional love that accepts and cherishes you just as you are.
There is nothing you can say or do that will cause Him to reject you. He wants only the best for you. He longs to spend time with you and hear your voice. He sings His love songs to your heart. Listen to Him and realize how very much He loves you and believes in you. Love, Marilyn
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:12
“My beloved is mine, and I am his.” Song of Solomon 2:16