I believe – do you believe?
For many years I carried the burden of self-doubt and I will admit there are still moments when it tries to sneak back in. I have focused on what the world believes about me instead of what God believes about me. I have compared my worth to what I perceive others have and have found that I do not measure up. I have spent countless hours wishing my life away because I am not good enough; I am not pretty enough; I am not skinny enough… you get the idea – the list could go on forever!
STOP! FREEZE! FAST FORWARD!
I am a child of God – I am a believer and His Word is truth! My favorite verse Psalm 139:13-14 hung on my bathroom mirror for over a year. The words became a mantra for me. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” and I truly believe the truth of these words. Here is the context for the words – read them, let them cover you with truth, believe them!
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Renee Swope, author of A Confident Heart, says “When we pray God’s words out loud and hear them, the Holy Spirit engraves them on our hearts and writes them in our thoughts. We internalize God’s truth as our faith grows and we are transformed from the inside out!”
I have been transformed because the spirit of truth – God’s word – has become my armor. God’s word has the power to break down the barriers of self-doubt and build stronger walls of truth.
Today I believe – do you?
Arm yourself with God’s word!
When fearful, know… Perfect love casts out all fear! 1 John 4:18
When you are unsure of who you are, know… You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
When you do not feel loved, know …
5 this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Romans 5:5-6
When you are struggling with everyday life, know you can turn to these words for comfort…
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
God’s word is the armor of truth needed to guard against the uncertainties and insincerities of this world. God’s Word will change us from the inside out!
I believe! Do you?
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