2021

Why is a man allowed to be born if God is only going to give him a hopeless life of uselessness and frustration? Job 3:23

There are times we all succumb to feeling ‘a a nobody’ Deep-seated feelings of inferiority are not easily dispensed of. dreams can’t drive away despondency. Possibility thinking can fail to chase away the ‘blues’ Doubt about overcoming our innermost feelings complex to say the least,

Modern remedies offered to heal our nagging negative self-images usually omit a crucial fact: we do not create a sense of self-worth by our won thoughts and actions. Self-attention is not enough, Psychologists tell us that unfulfilled desires for self-esteem lead to bitterness and agonizing frustration.

MEDITATION
When God has wanted something done, almost always He has taken hold of someone who felt inferior. The first step in feeling better about ourselves is recognition of our unworthiness in the sight of God. We are valuable because God values us. So valuable that He sent Jesus to die for our sins. Hebrews 11:32-33  say “what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:  who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions

God still accepts us, allows us to belong, refines our feelings of inadequacy to help us rise above our feelings to become all He is calling us to be.

PRAYER
Lord, help me not to feel downcast, unwanted, and lonely. Lift my eyes to see You as my Lord and my Saviour.