We all have people in our life that abuse us and make us feel small. They attempt to define our value, condemn our short-comings and even blame things on us that are their fault, not ours.
They manipulate us to make them feel bigger in their own eyes. This all stops when we realize that our worth comes from Christ in us, not from other people, and not from any good works of our own.
Jesus is our support and He rescues us from our abusers. He brings us out of places of abuse and delights over us, as He plants us in bright, spacious spots in the earth where He can best use us for His purposes.
Our Heavenly Father created us, because He has a specific plan for our life (Ephesians 2:8-10). He takes our broken lives and transforms them with His love. He heals our shattered heart and strengthens our weaknesses with His righteousness (Psalm 18:16-19).
God draws us out of our own mind, heart and purposes and teaches us to surrender to His will. He gives us reasons to rejoice and sends little hugs to us throughout the day.
He gives us ways to nurture His work in our soul and to make us aware of His presence and Spirit within us. We are never alone again and we have His constant vigil over our life.
Through the years, we develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him and we have less of a struggle as He purges our flesh through His sanctifying work (2 Timothy1:3-14).
Father God, help us to develop a clear understanding of Your Word, divine nature and perfect plans for our life. Lead us by Your Spirit each new day so that Your character takes precedence over our fleshly, carnal nature.
Thank You for loving us for who we are in you, and for over-looking all of our idiosyncrasies and short-comings. When we doubt our value in life, remind us to see our self through Your eyes and to reject Satan's lies which are buried within our soul.
Thought for the Day:
We can lean on the Lord for strength and support through all of our struggles; as long as we do not allow the busyness of our normal schedule to overpower our connection to Him.