What’s Up With Me?

Author: Cindy Lee — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: May 30, 2021

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
What's Up With Me?

“What’s up with me?” The nagging thought attacks you at your most vulnerable. You’re in a room full of people, but you’re estranged. A part of you longs to join in, but you watch on, displaced and wondering, “What’s wrong with me?” Have you experienced this kind of situation before? If so, you’re not alone. Where does this discomfort come from? All of us experience insecurity on some level, but the roots of it come from much earlier in our human history in fact, from the fall of Adam and Eve. As soon as the first humans disobeyed God and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:8-17; 3:1-11), they both experienced discomfort and wanted to hide from the Creator. Our sin leaves us with a brokenness, a chasm between heaven and earth. Forgiveness and salvation. After Adam and Eve first sinned, all humans were sinful from the first moment of their lives. All of us disobey God, and sin separates us from Him. But there’s good news if we’ve put our trust in Jesus, He heals the rift between us and God. Because Jesus, God’s Son, paid the price for our sins with His life and then raised triumphant from the dead, He can restore our relationship with our Creator and save us from death. Loved beyond measure. The next time you’re wondering, “What’s wrong with me?” remember you are loved and cherished by God more than you can imagine. We are each precious to God. And as followers of Jesus, we’re not meant to conform to the ways of the world anyway (Romans 12:2) but instead to follow Jesus and be guided by His Holy Spirit. Remember that being different is a blessing. The truth is, we’re all different. God didn’t want us all to be the same, but original and unique. He gave us different qualities so we can build one another up in love. Embrace your differences. • Cindy Lee • Do you sometimes feel like you don’t belong? • What if moments of loneliness can be opportunities for us to draw closer to God? • Romans 12 has a lot to say about living as individuals in community. Read the whole chapter. What sticks out to you? What questions do you have? Ask God to show you more about this. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 27:10; John 15:12-21; 1 John 4:7-12