You Are Enough

Author: Leslie L. McKee — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: September 21, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
You Are Enough

I’m in my forties, and one thing I wish I’d known when I was a teenager is
that it really is true when people say God loves us just as we are. We
don’t have to earn His approval. In the book of Isaiah, God was speaking to
the Israelites, but He is also speaking to us today through these same
words. Isaiah 43:4 says that we are precious and honored in God’s sight,
and He loves us. Thankfully, God’s favor isn’t based on what we do. Since
the first humans went their own way against God, we are all sinful. We can
never be good enough. We can never do enough. We can never be perfect
enough. It’s just not possible. As humans, we are all flawed. But the
wonderful news is that we don’t have to be good enough…because Jesus is.
Jesus lived in perfect obedience to God the Father. Because Jesus is fully
God and fully human, and He never did wrong, He was able to pay for our
wrongdoing by dying on the cross and rising from the dead for us. The Bible
says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John
3:16). The love God has for us is powerful! His love can move mountains,
heal broken hearts, and transform lives (Colossians 3:12). And His love for
us is “just because” we are His! He longs to show us His love and be a part
of our lives—just as we are, right where we are. You may ask yourself, “But
what about those little flaws and imperfections I have—not to mention all
the big flaws? Don’t they change things?” The wonderful answer is NO! God
knows everything about you, and your sins and shortcomings do not diminish
His love in any way! Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love
for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Because
His love is not based on what we do but on what Jesus has done, we can rest
in this assurance. ⦁ Leslie L. McKee ⦁ Have you ever questioned whether God
really loves you? Lots of people feel this way—even people who have been
Christians for a long time. You can bring this to Jesus in prayer. He won’t
be offended. You are God’s precious, beloved child, and He doesn’t give up
on you. ⦁ Have you put your trust in Jesus? Romans 10:9 says, “If you
declare with your mouth, ”˜Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that
God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” “Since you are precious
and honored in my sight, and because I love you…” Isaiah 43:4 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 17:26; Romans 8:31-Romans 8:39; 1 John 4:19; Isaiah 43:4