“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
Sometimes, I feel worthless. I have an argument with a friend, I get a bad grade on my Spanish test, and I’ve left that project unfinished at work. Again. All that I’ve come to like about myself is suddenly falling apart. What am I worth if I don’t fulfill these obligations? Who can love me if I don’t even like myself?
It’s hard to drag ourselves out of this way of thinking. We are taught to live according to these expectations. We think we need approval and accomplishment to validate our lives. But what does God tell us? He says, “You’re beautiful. You are made for so much more than all of this.” He loves us, even in our failings.
Even more than that, God doesn’t just love us like we “love” video games or popcorn. He loves us passionately. “You’re the one He madly loves enough to die.” His love isn’t casual. It’s not something he says when it’s convenient or when we do something great. He loves us so much that He sent His son to die for us. Even at our worst, even when we were mocking Jesus and spitting on Him and murdering Him, He still said, “Forgive them. They know not what they do.” He could have saved Himself at any time, He could have caused any one of the people driving the nails into Him to cease breathing and rid Himself of the pain. But He didn’t. And if Jesus loves us that much, we must be worth something. “Before you ever took a breath, long before the world began, of all the wonders He possessed there was one more precious.” We’re more precious than His life.
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Days will come when you don’t have the strength
When all you hear is you’re not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart, they’d see too much
You are made for so much more than all of this
You are treasured, you are sacred
You are His
Praying that you have the heart to fight
‘Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you’ve held inside so long
They are nothing in the shadow of the cross
Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You’re the one He madly loves
Enough to die
In His eyes