If you’ve ever felt unheard or invisible, I can relate. I grew up in a family lacking healthy relational interaction and where, unfortunately, many basic needs for my siblings and me often weren’t met. It felt like we didn’t matter. Like I didn’t matter.
Nothing makes us feel less significant than when we don’t feel heard; when our hearts and desires and even our basic needs feel disregarded, disrespected, and dismissed.
I’m so grateful that the Lord not only knows our pasts, our hurts, and our feelings, but He truly understands us and deeply values us. He not only is able to bring healing and wholeness, but He assures us through His Word that we are in fact deeply significant to Him.
The truth is we matter. We are significant to our God because we are His! He chose us (John 15:16), and He loves us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3).
The next time we’re tempted to feel insignificant, let’s meditate instead on the truth: God knows us. Intimately. Completely. He knows every single thing about us—because He loves us, we are significant to Him, and He desires to know us. (I love that part!)
Our first verse to focus on proves it:
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. (Psalm 139:1) (NLT)
He knows where we are, what we’re going through, and the secret issues of our hearts. He knows our hopes and dreams and every one of our issues. He even knows the number of hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7). We are well-known because we matter to God. He treasures us and values us.
Our second verse reflects the Father’s heart toward us. It’s reassuring and comforting and clearly reveals how much He loves us.
You are of great worth in My eyes. You are honored and I love you. (Isaiah 43:4a) (NLV)
We need to meditate on, breathe in, memorize, and read these verses aloud daily. Let’s breathe in truth and exhale lies. Let’s dare to believe His Word. Let’s dare to believe that we are significant to our heavenly Father.
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