Sometimes, I feel down. Some days, it’s my weight and what I see in the mirror. Other days it may be my budget and what I see in my checkbook, or not getting that promotion I was hoping for. Sometimes, I feel rotten because I am facing the consequences of a poor choice I made; or when I compare my situation to someone else. Perhaps, it is because I am sick or need surgery, or just had surgery—and my physical pain weighs so heavily on my heart. Regardless of why I feel that way—whether valid or not—that is how I feel. You may call it feeling down, or self-pitying, or depressed, or the grumps. It doesn’t really matter what it is called, you just don’t like who you are, who you’ve become or the situation you find yourself in. It is in those times that words of encouragement, and sincere compliments can help. If you feel this way, maybe these words, from God to you, will help…
I created you and I know all your days, even before you live them I know them. (Psalm 139:13-16) I chose you to be mine, out of all the people on the earth, I chose you as one of my special ones. (1 Peter 2:9, Deuteronomy 7:6) So, do not worry and do not stress. I will provide and care for you—you mean much to me. If you seek me I will provide all you need. (Matthew 6:25-34) You may not know this, but I have plans for you—plans to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) I have blessed you with every spiritual blessing through my Son. (Ephesians 1:3) You can call me, you can pray to me and I will listen. (Jeremiah 29:12) I am not hidden from you, all you have to do is look and I am there. (Acts 17:27) I love you—and even when you mess up, when you hurt me, when you ignore me—I love you; and I have proven that by letting my Son die for you. (Romans 5:8) I am for you. And if I am on your side, who can stand against us together? (Romans 8:31) Absolutely nothing! Nothing, no matter what, and no one—no matter who, can separate you from my love for you. (Romans 8:35-39) So again, do not worry and do not stress. (Matthew 6:25) And always remember, there will be a day, when I will be with you in a way you cannot even imagine. I will wipe your tears away. I will eliminate all death, all grief, all crying, all pain—everything will be new! (Revelation 21:3-5)
I, God, love you.