This morning, I went to the women’s bible study. I felt like I was not good enough and maybe I did not belong there. Why do I let these thoughts slip into my head? God loves each and every one of us, just as we are.
Sometimes the doubts feel overwhelming. I should be thinner. I should have the right words to say. I feel like I just don’t fit in. I know that God loves me right now. The enemy tells us lies and tries to push us away from God, making us feel like less than we are. I really need God right now, so Satan is working hard to convince me that I am not good enough. I am going to listen to what God says I am.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
–Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)
We don’t know what others are going through. Some people are glossy and shiny on the outside, yet they are mean on the inside. I know a few people that can only put up the facade for a short time before revealing their true selves. Some people are real and exactly who they appear to be. Others are complicated. They can be pure on the inside, but you can’t get to them to see who they really are. We need to love each other “fervently with a pure heart.” That is what God wants us to do.
The Enduring Word
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
–1 Peter 1:22 (NKJV)
God loves each of us, even when we do not feel worthy of love. I am going to turn off the doubts and listen to what God says I am.