Updated: Jul 28
“The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children.”
— 1 John 3:1
Each and every one of us is a child of God. What does this mean? This means that we have been created with intention and care. This means that regardless of how small or unworthy we feel, we were made for a reason, for a divine purpose. This means that God has built us uniquely—each hair on our head is accounted for, each crease in our skin is known.
One of the beautiful things about our Father in Heaven is that He knows us each by name.
Even in the most difficult seasons in our lives, even when we feel alone, and even when our life paths don’t seem to align in the direction we intended, He is with us.
He will never abandon us.
The world has been difficult lately. With a global pandemic, increasing racial tension, economic hardship, and financial stress, it’s so easy to be derailed from our purpose. As we combat sickness, strive to keep our loved ones healthy, attempt to stay balanced, and work on healing our broken relationships, we often find ourselves feeling lost or unheard.
We may feel as if God has left us in our time of need, or that He can’t possibly care about us when we’re going through such painful times.
But part of growing in faith is recognizing that whether or not we can see God’s presence does not (and should not) determine how deeply we believe. Whether or not we can make sense of current events is not a measure of His love for us. And even if it feels as if we are alone, He has created each and every one of us in His image—He’s here and not going anywhere.
Here is something you must remember, even in the midst of your pain:
You are a child of God, created in His image, and despite what happens to or around you, that fact will never change.
Each and every one of us is individually made. There is no other person on this earth who is like you, who has the same physical traits and passions, who feels the same emotions or has the same questions spinning in your mind. There is no one whose voice can make change like yours, or whose vision and dreams will bless the world like yours will.
Although you may be stuck in a difficult time right now, as many of us are, please don’t let the circumstances of this imperfect world change the truth about who you are.
You are a child of God—loved, heard, seen, valued, and worthy.
And regardless of what happens in this life, you will make it through because of Who you serve.