“When I learned these verses, I began to see a side of Jesus I had never seen before. He pursues me. He loves me more than anything. And He wants to be my everything. This truth satisfied a deep longing I didn’t even know I had. It was what I wanted then, and what I need to know still. This is the love that fills the gaps in my wanting heart and settles the question, “Am I valuable enough to be pursued?”
Those were the words I used in my devotion today with Proverbs 31 Ministries. If you are joining me from the devotion, welcome!
Wanting to be wanted. It is a desire deep inside the heart of every female…whether you are 13 and dying for a boyfriend or 73 and missing your recently deceased husband. We want to know that we are valued and loved.
I discovered that Jesus was wild about me as a 19 year old girl. Coming off a newly broken relationship, I was fearful that I would “never find love again”. Sounds silly now…I was only 19. But the fears of teen girls are every bit as real as our fears in our older years.
Discovering Jesus as the filler of my love gap was exactly what I needed. Seeing that the feelings of self-doubt or low worth were feelings, not fact, changed the way I looked at everything; myself, my life and my savior.
As I write, I’m looking out the window, I am watching the rain pouring down, washing away the mulch I so carefully laid out this summer. That’s how our confidence can be. We carefully lay it out, building it on our accomplishments, our appearance or our attributes. Then the storms of life come, washing all those things away. When our worth is built on the truth that Jesus says I am flawless (Song of Solomon 4:7), loved (Psalm 33:18) and perfected in Him (1 John 4:18), no amount of storm can take that truth away.
I am loved just as I am! And so are you, my friend!
Do you know a teen girl who needs to know this truth too?
Help her hear truth like today’s every day of the year! Here’s two ways you can do that:
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