How often to truly feel accepted by God? Do you always sense His love and acceptance? For me, this is an area I have been working on with the Lord, and it has been quite a journey.
In the past, I would beat myself up after making a mistake or if I was struggling. I only felt acceptable if I was doing “well” in my eyes. Yet, I was looking through my lens, not the lens of my Creator and how He felt about me. Self-hatred enveloped me. Yet again, this was not God’s desire for me. I am His child, His creation, and what He made was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Notice that very? When God created everything else on Earth, He said that it was good. When it comes to His children, God put an explanation point by saying that is was “very good.” Take that in for a moment. When God made you, it was very good. He knew we would fall due to our sin in the Garden, yet He still said we were made very good.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
Do you know “full well” that His works are wonderful, and that WE are one of those works? Ephesians 1:6 says we are “accepted in the beloved” (KJV). I want to marinate in these truths so much that I never have any doubt who I am and whose I am. I am fully accepted in God, right where I am at.
So whatever struggle you are experiencing, whether with sin, your mental health, your marriage, or parenting, know that you are already accepted today. God’s love for you is great, and as I’ve heard some say before, “Your picture is on His fridge!” Rest in His acceptance, dear one.
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