I think I am alone - HE says He will be with me always. (Matt. 28:20)
I think I am unlovable - HE says He loves me so much that He died for me. (John 3:16)
I think I don't belong - HE says He has chosen me. (Isaiah 41:9)
I think I am unwanted - HE delights in me and rejoices over me. (Zeph. 3:17)
I think I am ugly - HE says I am His masterpiece. (Eph. 2:10)
I think I am far from perfect - HE says He will finish the work He started in me. (Phil. 1:6)
I think I am tired - HE says He will give me rest. (Matt. 11:28-29)
I think I am nothing - HE says I am a living branch, a true disciple. (John 15:5-8)
I think I am out of chances - HE says, "Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more." (John 8:11)
I am weak - HE is strong. I am ashamed - HE restores my soul. I am lost - HE finds me. I am dying - HE rescues me. I am afraid - HE protects me. I am hopeless - HE becomes my Hope. I am broken - HE makes me whole. I am a sinner - HE forgives me. I am condemned - He saves my by His grace.
"Who do you think you are?" Truth be told, I'm not much...not much at all. On my own, I am flawed and imperfect. In fact, I am nothing, but HE changes everything. HE is the Lover of my soul, my Deliverer, my Redeemer, my Prince of Peace, my Everlasting Father.
I can't even begin to guess WHY He would love me or give His life for me. All that I am is because of Jesus Christ. Not because of anything I've done but because of who He is in me, I can say with calm assurance,
"I AM MY BELOVED's AND HE IS MINE."
...That's all that really counts.
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." - 1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV