“All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6……………
I feel worthless. Ever felt that way? Feeling that way somewhat now? Or lots right now? I felt that way FOR DECADES. Like I had no value. No worth. No significance. Like I didn’t matter. Like I was utterly worthless. And, the truth is, I was. Worthless. I didn’t just feel that way. I was that way. Seriously? Yes, seriously. In my eyes, yes. And in the world’s eyes, yes. By the world’s standards yes. So what about God’s? After all, that’s what matters most. So where did I stand in the way of worth? Of being worthy? Of being worthy of His love and grace, kindness and mercy, His precious promises, a forever relationship with Him above all else, His comfort, and on and on? Did I just feel worthless? Or was there something more to it than that?
We ALL fall short of God’s glory. We ALL are undeserving of His love, mercy, and forgiveness. We ALL are unworthy of a forever relationship with Him. We ALL can never measure up to Him. We ALL cannot earn His fellowship. NONE of us is worthy of eternity with God. NONE of us is worthy of going to heaven. We all have no meaningful, lasting, significance, value, or identity without Him. Because we are ALL sinners headed for hell and the lake of fire without Him.
If we feel worthless, and in essence are worthless, then how can we possibly find worth, how can we if we do not deserve God’s love and forgiveness and a relationship with Him now and forever in heaven ever find worth on this earth, ever find a sense of value, significance, ever find our true identity, ever amount to anything at all, if we can never possibly measure up?
Here is how. By God’s grace, His unmerited, undeserved, unearned, favor, by His love, by His forgiveness, by the relationship with Him He invites us to have that we can in fact have and enter into when we understand and believe Jesus Christ died on the cross in our place for our sins and sin punishment so all who repent and believe in Him as Lord, believing He died and was raised from the dead, truly committing ourselves to God and His ways forevermore, receive Him as Lord and receive OUR IDENTITY IN HIM, OUR VALUE IN HIM, OUR WORTH IN HIM, OUR SIGNIFICANCE IN HIM, our LIFE PURPOSE IN HIM, our EVERTYHING THAT MATTERS NOW AND FOREVER IN HIM, THROUGH HIM, and FOR HIM!
Ironically, and truly, it is only when we come to see we ARE worthless and without value and insignificant WITHOUT CHRIST and that we are SINNERS IN NEED OF REDEMPTION, in NEED OF GOD’s LOVE, MERCY, GRACE, and FORGIVENESS, and we REPENT AND TURN TO GOD THROUGH CHRIST, that’s when we find our worth!
Feeling worthless? Turn to Christ and find your worth in Him, through Him, for Him, hallelujah dear friend!