December 12 2022
Rise up and take your place
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
17 Bible Verses: what God says about you
I say (or have said) I am unlovable, but God says I am forever loved.
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
I say (or have said) I am scarred but God says I am healed.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
I say I am weak, but God says He makes me strong.
“God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect” (Psalm 18:32).
I recognize I am a sinner, but God says I am forgiven.
“I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus” (1 John 2:12).
I was abandoned, but God says I am adopted.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” (Ephesians 1:5).
I say I am broken, but God says He makes me whole.
“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority” (Colossians 2:10).
I have been rejected, but God says I am His!
“Do not fear. I have redeemed you. I have summoned you. You are mine” (Isaiah 43:1).
I say I am alone, but God says He is always with me.
“…Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
I say I am hopeless, but God says because of Him, I am hopeful.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare, and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
I say I am purposeless, but God says I was created with purpose.
“Perhaps this is the moment for which you’ve been created” (Esther 4:14).
I say I have failed, but God says I am victorious in Christ.
“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
I say I am lost, but God says He gives me direction.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (Isaiah 30:21).
I say I am worried, anxious, or afraid, but God says with Him I am peace-filled.
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
I say I am unhappy, but God says I am joyful/joy-filled.
“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” (John 15:11)
I say I am afraid, but God says I am powerful, loved, and have a sound mind.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
I say I am nothing special, but God says I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14).
I say I am worthless, but God says Jesus died because I am worth it.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).