Lies I Believe Part 4: God Doesn't Like Me

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Reflection:

There is a desire in all of us to be seen, to be known, to be liked, to be loved. We were made for all of that. But we’re broken by a broken world. Other broken people with broken hearts wound us, reject us, abandon us, betray us. And in our hearts we begin to wonder if maybe the way those broken people view us is how God views us. Maybe I’m a mistake. Maybe God doesn’t like the me that He made. Maybe I’ll never be good enough, lovely enough, smart enough, or worthy enough to deserve His love, care, and compassion. But this is a lie. Satan wants you to believe that God’s love isn’t for everyone, isn’t for you. The truth is … God loves all He had made, even you. Yes, it is true! God made you. God loves you.

“There is no such thing as self-worth. There is only God-worth. And given that God fearfully and wonderfully makes everyone in His image, everyone has the same permanent, never-going-to-be-higher-or-lower worth.” (Chris Thurman)

Ask Yourself:

-Why do I believe the lie that God doesn’t like me, doesn’t love me, or that I’m not worthy?

-Do I believe that God’s words are true? Why is it hard for me to believe these scriptures that declare His love for me? (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-18; John 3:16; Romans 5:8)

Pause to Pray: God, with my whole heart I want to be worthy of Your love. I want to know that You love me. God, lead me away from lies and to your truth.

Take a Next Step:

Choose one of today’s scriptures and create a lock screen or a notecard, something that you will see often as you move through your day.