Often times we really forget what we are worth, we forget that a man got on a cross and died for us. As a result of us forgetting we give away time, love, attention. We give away the things we cannot get back, and it’s not that we would actually want it back but we have invested so much into someone else we feel we deserve something.
We feel we need some evidence other than a broken heart or tears that never seem to stop falling. However, we forget that even when we are broken we are still GOOD! WE ARE GOOD BECAUSE GOD MADE US THAT WAY!!! When our hearts get broken we do one of two things, we acknowledge that we are hurt, or ignore the hurt and immediately become angry, and that’s when we cannot heal.
One of the greatest things about being alive is that we can heal, when bones are broken, or wounds are made they can heal, God created us that way for a reason, because if we could not heal things would be infected and cause us death….. let’s apply that to the emotional sense. When we are vulnerable we are open emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes even physically. and this leaves us in a state in which others can hurt us, but they can also love us. We often go into things with the expectation that we will not be hurt when it should be just the opposite, because we are human, and because no one will ever understand you like your creator and yourself.
The mistake is when we make people promise not to hurt us, because subconsciously we all know that is totally unavoidable. You are then asking someone not to be human. God is the only one who will never hurt us, he can allow things to happen that hurt us, but he never hurts us.
Hurt is apart of life, like it or not, it will happen and there is nothing we can do to stop it, but we can heal from it. Healing is a beautiful thing because emotionally your saying I acknowledge that I am hurt, but I know that this will not last always and it almost always end up being a lesson learned. It seems as humans we run from hurt because it causes pain, and that is completely understandable, but hurt helps us grow, it helps us evolve it helps us learn to see the positive things.
If we never endure pain, how can we know what feels good?
Hurt is essential to love, it comes with the territory, but never let a past hurt, or past brokenness stop you from loving again, or meeting new people, allow yourself to heal, but always remember to guard your heart. No matter how broken you feel, no matter how hurt you are, no matter how depressed, or unhappy, you are still a good thing. Just because your are flawed doesn’t mean your bad.
God created us knowing we would one day mess up. Adam and Eve messed up, Abraham and Sarah messed up. God knew us before he formed us in the womb and he knew the obstacles we would face.
Yet he made your mistakes work for your good, and if they have not yet worked, they are working right now. God orchestrates masterpieces, whatever he puts his hand to is good…. so remember you are good. You will always be good, even when you don’t feel good, and when you get up in the morning drag your broken pieces to the mirror and tell yourself
I am GOOD because God said I am
I am fearfully and wonderfully made
God made me in his image
I AM GOOD!!
We must remember to declare positive things over our lives, the bad things often times attach themselves but we must counteract those things with good declarations. God loves you, and wants to heal you, he wants you to see the beauty like he sees the beauty even in your mess, he still can see the masterpiece because YOU ARE GOOD!
My prayer for you today is that you would see you, like God sees you, and that you would speak life to yourself, you are good, you are whole in mind, body and spirit, you are beautiful, you are handsome, but most of all YOU ARE WORTH IT!! You will not sell yourself short because you do not yet see your worth. God reveal our worth to us, show us, teach us to value ourselves like you value us. In Jesus name, AMEN!
With Love, E