There are so many things in life out of our control. Let’s face it – life can feel as if everything is spiraling out of control, one piece at a time. We think we have it together and something else happens. It can become a game of chasing the latest mess and trying to clean it up. Why even try, we may find ourselves wondering. We can feel this sense of hopelessness that creeps in without even noticing until it consumes our mindset. And yet, this is simply our perspective, not the complete picture of our reality. We may miss the truth.
If we believe we are God’s beloved and if we just begin to scratch the surface of how much we are loved by God, then how can we continue to allow ourselves to be beat down by the events that happen in our lives? It is true we face overwhelming circumstances. There are things which completely knock us off of our feet. But the majority of the time, it is the small continual things that happen which really consume us. We allow what we see to become all we know and forget there is so much more.
So hear this (you may miss it otherwise) – you ARE loved by God. You were created by HIM to live an abundant life (hear an abundant LIFE not an abundance of stuff). You were shaped and formed by the Creator God who knows you even better than you know yourself. And this same God who loves and adores you also is with you every single moment of each day (yep, even when we act a fool – that can be embarrassing and comforting at the same time). To know you are loved and adored and created for good is a reminder that you are not a mistake. We make mistakes but we are not mistakes. Our failures are lessons. We grow and become the person we were created.
No matter what you may face today, no matter how many things are out of control and tug at you to fix, there is one thing which does not change – You are loved. Your perspective may be caught up in the events around you. You may only see the difficulties which are covering your vision. You may feel as though you were not meant to live in hope. But the truth, beloved, is God has created you for good and there is good. He is good. And good things await. An abundant life awaits. An overwhelming love awaits. Maybe it is time for a vision change. Maybe we begin to see the truth rather than our limited view of our messes. Maybe we see God. And then, maybe we can embrace a love coming from our Creator. YOU are loved. Yes, YOU. May you see today.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.