A little over a week ago, I posted about Reconciliation and my desire to reconcile my thoughts and beliefs about myself to what God says about me, the truth. The first lie/core belief that I decided to attack was the lie that I am unloved and unloveable. I wrote about this a few days ago.
And wouldn’t you know just how good God is that He keeps bringing it up to me.
I’m winning this battle. Not for anything I’ve done, but because of Jesus. I went forward for prayer in church on Sunday. Powerful stronghold releasing prayer. Prayers for chains to be broken off and prayers to surrender myself and be all in for Jesus. Prayers for freedom from anxiety and depression.
Something changed in me on Sunday. God changed me. And now, we are winning.
But even still, God chooses to keep sending me reminders of how loved I am.
You are loved. Yes, God! I am loved! You are so loved. I am so loved!
Take, for example, this amazing song. Look at the lyrics.
I’m fully known and loved by YouKnown by Tauren Wells
You won’t let go no matter what I do
And it’s not one or the other
It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known fully known and loved by You
I’m fully known and loved by You
When I say I am loved… The important part behind that is I am KNOWN and loved. God knows every single little tiny thing about me. My strengths and weaknesses, every fault that I perceive, everything I’ve ever screwed up on, everything I’ve ever done well. He knows how much I weigh and what size I wear. He knows all of my thoughts. Every good and bad thought I’ve ever had.
And with all of that, God loves me. And God loves you. He won’t let go of us… no matter what we do. We can’t get God to love us more if we do better. He won’t love us less when we screw up. We are just simply loved. With a love that never changes and never falters. We are loved. Fully known and fully loved.
And here’s another part of the song…
It’s so like You to keep pursuing
It’s so like me to go astray
But You guard my heart with Your truth
A kind of love that’s bulletproof
And I surrender to Your kindness, ooh
It’s so like me, like us, to drift away from God’s love. To deny it. To push it away. To think it’s not meant for us. To not embrace it. But God. He pursues us, keeps pursuing us and keeps loving us and keeps coming after us because of His great love!
With a love… that’s bulletproof! Nothing can get past God’s love for us! Nothing can change it! Even us! We don’t have the power to change God’s love for us!
We do have the power to reject it. The power to push back against it. To live in a lie, to cling to a lie of being unloveable. In fact, we sometimes are so used to believing that we are unloveable that we personally wrap those chains around us and lock them on.
God unlocks them. He releases them. And we grab them and throw them over our shoulders and wrap them around our waist and pile them on our heads and keep carrying them.
God tugs on them and says let go! And we pull back and say “No, God. You don’t understand. I am unloveable.”
But God doesn’t give up. He keeps pursuing us. Over and over and over.
And eventually, hopefully, one day we decide to accept it. Accept it, embrace it, and live in it!
It’s time to surrender our “badge” of being unloveable and accept God’s great love for us. Truly. Deep down. Surrender the fact that you have chosen to cling to old lies and beliefs that don’t serve you. Surrender it to Jesus.
Jesus, Thank you for loving me. Thank you for pursuing me and coming after me and never ever giving up on me. I’ve been holding onto this old lie of believing that I am unloveable. I surrender that now to you. I surrender the old lie and core belief. I surrender, Help me surrender it to you! Help me to accept that I am so loved. Help me to know in the core of my being that I am loved for who I am. That I am fully known and fully loved. Help me to live in this love on a daily basis. Moment by moment, when I am attacked with feelings of unworthiness, that I will fight back and say “No! I am loved!” Please keep reminding me how much you love me. Thank you, God, that you gave everything to show your love for me! In Jesus name, Amen!
You are so loved, my friend. Fully known for who you are, and so, so loved.
Have an amazing Wednesday, my friends!