Your Identity In Christ - 9 things God Says of You
Sometimes in our lives, we run into turbulent days; there may be a hardship, failure, or loss. Challenging situations can bring about self-doubt and negative thoughts. Sometimes those negative thoughts can cause us to overlook some very significant things…mainly just who we are. More importantly, who we are in Christ.
Every now and then we need a reminder. It may be a person or a thing…whatever it is, it’s something that reaffirms God’s word about you. In times when you need validation, someone or something lets you know you are worthy and it allows you to see yourself as God sees you.
Thankfully the word clearly shows us how God sees us. When you need a reminder, I hope that these verses will speak to you and uplift your spirit.
You Are Wonderfully Made
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:14
You Are A Child of God
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1
You Are Courageous
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
You Are Chosen
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love. Ephesians 1:4
You Ae Guarded
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
You Are Beloved
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
You Are Blessed
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
You Are Never Alone
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
You Are Secure
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
At times we may experience situations that leave us feeling insufficient, even disliked and thrown away. These encounters shake us deeply and make us question ourselves. Words spoken can cut deeply and wound our spirit.
Even on days when we encounter discouragement and deal with circumstances and feelings that change, we have to remember that our identity is fixed by God; our identity in Christ will never change.
There’s a song by Lauren Daigle, “You Say” that really shares how God sees us even when we feel we don’t measure up. This song caught my attention the first time I heard it. Listen to the lyrics and…Be encouraged!