The truth is, God loves me without condition, in spite of my sin or failures. He holds me dear and cherishes me. This is because of the greatness of His love, grace, and mercy, and not because I merited His love by works. This is the truth that the Bible teaches. Just as I could not earn His love by being good, I cannot un-earn His love by being bad. Thoughts and feelings of unworthiness are lies which the enemy lies to us. We do not have to accept those lies. We can reject the lies and believe the truth instead.
(No one is worthy of God’s love. He doesn’t love based on worth, for all are of infinite value, being created in His image. The price He has placed on us is the blood of His own Son, which is priceless.)
This is how I trained my heart and mind to receive and believe the truth: “I am feeling worthless, but it is only a feeling brought about by my past experiences. It is not a true reflection of my relationship with God or what He is doing in my life. Those things are determined by the word of God. I know God loves me and values me because this is what it says: ___ repeat Scripture ___.”
The word of God is powerful, living and active, the weapon of our warfare which is effective against all the lies of the enemy and mighty to tear down strongholds (2 Cor 10:4).
(Our daughter is visiting us this week and next from out of state. We don’t get to see her very often, so I will resume the chapter study through the New Testament when she goes home. In the mean time, please enjoy and share these Scripture pictures as you tear down strongholds of the enemy’s lies in your heart and mind, and replace them with strongholds of truth.)