You Are Valuable to God

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: July 2, 2022

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You Are Valuable to God

We tend to feel confident when the people in our lives respect us and celebrate our accomplishments. We feel good when we do big things. But when we are struggling and no one seems to notice us, we might start to question our value. As humans, we want to impress others and to be accepted by them. It’s hard when we feel like no one sees us. In those times, it’s important to remember that God sees us and He loves us. God created you just the way you are. The parts of yourself that you like, the parts of yourself that you don’t like—He made every part of you. He created you in His image, and Jesus said, “You are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows” (Matthew 10:31). God showed how precious you are to Him when Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that you could be accepted into God’s family. You have value because God made you and He claims you as His own. God sees you every day, whether you are accomplishing big things or just getting through each hour. You don’t have to do anything special to capture the attention of the One who made you. If you’ve put your trust in Jesus, you can know that you are God’s precious child, a child He celebrates. • Emily Acker • Do you ever feel like you need to do something impressive to get people to notice or value you? • God says that you are precious to Him, and you don’t need to do anything to earn His love. Jesus has already done everything that was needed by dying on the cross and rising from the dead. How might this truth free you to follow God in love and gratitude? • If you want to dig deeper, read Genesis 1:27; Romans 15:7; and Ephesians 5:1-2. But to all who believed him [Jesus] and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 135:4; Ephesians 3:17; 1 John 3:1; John 1:12