You're a Child of God
Published November 20, 2018

Last week, Brooks took us through Haggai chapter 2 and discussed how we can all fall victim to the "Shadow of Inadequacy." You can check that out here if you haven’t already.

Afterward, we responded by hearing the great song by Lauren Daigle, You Say and we sang the great new song by Hillsong, Who You Say I Am.   

But in between, we read from God’s word who He says we are:

1. You may feel discouraged

In John 16:33 we learn Jesus understands your struggle and offers perspective so that you won’t lose heart:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

2. You may feel like you are nothing special

In Ephesians 2:10 we learn you are God’s handiwork:

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

3. You may feel too far gone to be saved

Romans 5:20 tells us no matter how great or numerous your sins, God’s grace is bigger.

The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,

4. You may feel rejected

Romans 15:7 says Jesus fully accepts you:

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

5. You may feel stuck in an unhealthy place

In John 8:36 we learn that when Jesus sets you free, you’re free:

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

6. You may feel like you can’t let go of your past sins

In Psalm 103:12 we hear how God has removed your sins as far as the east is from the west:

as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

7. You may feel like you’re on your own

From Hebrews 13:5b We learn that God is not only with you, but he will never leave you or forsake you:

be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

8. You may feel like your struggle is overwhelming

Romans 8:31 tells us God himself is on your side:

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

9. You may feel like no one loves you

From 1 John 3:1a we know God lavishes you with love because you’re his child:

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Read these whenever you need to be reminded that you are a loved, valuable, child of God - yes you are!

Jonathan is an avid fan of the Cardinals, guacamole, and leading Christ-centered worship.
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