When I meditate on this scripture:
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:9, 10 NKJV)
I hear God saying, “Don’t worry, don’t be frustrated and if you are, if you ever miss something in your life, or feel lost, displaced, lonely, try to fill a void, look not anywhere but to Me. I AM right here, with you, all the time, no matter where you find yourself at any given time. Turn to Me and share your life with Me, tell me what worries you, what you enjoy, what you desire, ask Me your questions, share your concerns, your burdens and believe, not fear.
What is there to fear with Me, your God who is almighty, who’s words alone spoke the world into existence? Have I not shown how powerful I Am? Didn’t I show you My mercy and examples of how I want to bless you and how much you mean to Me? So why wonder if someone else cares, will care or be frustrated if they don’t. You know that you always have Me, who cares.
Respond to Me, hear My call to you. You should feel very special, very highly valued, because I went above and beyond for you! I sent what was dear to My heart, sacrificed My only son because I love and value You so much! Can any act of love, any gesture, any touch compare? Has any family member, friend, acquaintance or date ever done this for you? So look no further to be loved, respected, valued. I valued you so high that it didn’t matter to me that you aren’t perfect. It didn’t even matter that you rebelled and forgot all about me.
I don’t judge you like the world does. You don’t need to have the latest fashion, show off through brands or be deceived that they make you someone better than you already are to me. The world is superficial and cares about your looks, your makeup, financial status, what car you drive and other earthly possessions, about earthly power structures/’who you know’, and so forth. Don’t reduce yourself to those standards and chase your tail. I love you regardless. I loved you from the day I created you, when you were naked and didn’t know it!
Turn to me, I will give You all you need. If you are lacking self-confidence, don’t seek to find it in the world, it will never end, you will find yourself in an endless story of frustration while trying to ‘keep up with the Jones’s ‘. You don’t need the world’s approval, you need Me. I have all you could ever wish for and I know better than you what you need, even what you want before you know it! And I am willing to give you the desires of your heart and to make you whole in every aspect. Come as you are, that’s how I love you. Yes, even when I correct you, because I Am your Father, who cares about you corrects you to save you from severe consequences and prepares you for life in eternity.”
Thank You, Lord!