Dumb, Stupid, and Ugly, the rulers of my life for a countless number of years, had taken up residence in my life to destroy me. My depression was growing deeper and I realized that I needed help. My first assignment when I started going to counseling was to find a verse to write every day, to remind me how God had protected me from myself and how much He had loved me during all those years.
The verse that I chose was, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14 NIV). God made me the way that I am. He knows me inside and out. And He still loves me, no matter what. That knowledge is what kept me going through my most difficult days.
Day after day, week after week, month after month, I wrote these words in my journal. I added other verses later, but Psalm 139:14 is the verse that sustained me. How marvelous is the God that I love and serve!
My friend, let me encourage you today with this same eternal Truth. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and God loves you and wants to protect you from whatever it is in your life that threatens you. You, too, can be free from whatever has taken up residence in your life to destroy you.
Start today. Find the verse that God has for you, and write it every day until you truly believe it with your whole heart. He made you. He loves you just the way you are, no matter what.
Blessings – Lisa