So You Had a Bad Day!

Have you ever had one of those days?  Maybe today is one of those days, marked by external pressures that get the internal anxieties churning.  Am I enough?  Why am I such a disappointment?  What is wrong with me?

We struggle through developing a right view of our SELF, don’t we?  It is one of those relationships that gives us the most trouble.  (More on that Sunday in Part 3 of our sermon series on relationships redeemed by the resurrection.)

For now, I’d like to give you two snapshots of hope.  The first is an affirmation used every morning at Charleston Christian School. I’m so glad those kids are speaking these words about their true value and worth.

I have the mind of Christ. I have the wisdom of God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am carved in the palm of God’s hand. Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world. I am loved with an everlasting love. He will never leave me nor forsake me. I am for the Lord, and great is my peace. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am the light of the world. I am the apple of God’s eye. Angels are encamped around about me. My footsteps are ordered by the Lord. He will lead me and guide me in the way I should go. Everything my hand touches prospers. I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.  I have favor with God and with others.  I am the head and not the tail.  I am above and not beneath. And I am more than a conqueror because he loves me!

(Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 2:16, James 1:5, Philippians 4:13, Isaiah 49:16, 1 John 4:4, Jeremiah 31:3, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 119:165, Psalm 139:14, John 8:12, Psalm 17:8, Psalm 37:23, Psalm 31:3, Psalm 139:24 Psalm 1:3, Isaiah 53:5, Proverbs 3:4, Deuteronomy 28:3; Romans 8:37)

The second snapshot is a song by Lauren Daigle.  “You Say” is an affirmation of what God says about your value and worth.

We all have those days: but into the clouds of self-doubt, let God’s clear voice ring loud enough to drown out those lies.  You belong to God.  That is enough.

Grace and Peace,