Best Help For The Days You Don’t Feel Lovable

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Admit it. You have days when you just don't feel lovable. The truth . . . you are loved whether you feel like it or not.
Some days I don’t feel very lovable.

Truthfully, most days I don’t feel very lovable.

I look at my failures and weaknesses . . . my foolish emotions and misunderstandings, my lack of patience and persistent procrastination just to name a few.

I’m a mess. You too?

This week we’ve talked about God’s perfect constant love that covers our messes, our scars, failures, and disappointments. Even though I know the truth of God’s love, I still have days that end with me brooding over the negatives of me.

My goal moving forward is to replace those negative me thoughts with this important truth . . . It’s not about me. 

It’s about Him. It’s always about Him. God’s grace and mercy in and through Jesus giving us new life and a hope that will last forever. It’s always about the gift of Jesus! 

Jesus is God’s grace in person.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:4

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You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by His poverty He could make you rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. Ephesians 2:4

Grace – God giving us what we don’t deserve.

Mercy – God not giving us what we do deserve. 

God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, He’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is His love to those who fear Him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset, He has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children, God feels for those who fear Him. Psalm 103:8-13 (MSG)

“We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love.” ~ Peter Kreeft

God’s answer to your mess and mine is always Jesus. Incomprehensible excessive love! 

God’s Love

Around the Blogosphere

For the Days You Don’t Feel Lovable

Beauty
Jana Kennedy-Spicer writes at Sweet to the Soul.

She says in her testimony, “God took the worst thing
that happened to my family, rescued and repaired us,
and turned it into a testimony and ministry.”

Take a few minutes to read her post –
The Whole of My Anxiety.
It’s time to clean out and unpack those hurt feelings
and give them all to God.

Inspiration2Jennifer is The Intentional Mom
Choosing to Find the Fullness of Life in the Every Day Bustle of Life

She tells her readers, “Maybe it is because I love growing, changing,
and learning new things that intentional living
has become such a passion of mine.”

Her post – How to Help a Friend Who is Hurting
is full of good advice and helpful suggestions.
Make sure to go over and say hello.

Motivation2Dawn Klinge asks a great question at Above the Waves.

She says, “We can’t trust in God on our own. 
To our sinful hearts, it doesn’t make sense, but we can ask the
Holy Spirit to give us the desire to know who God is,
and for eyes to see why He is trustworthy.”

Her post, “Are We Overvalued by God?” blessed me.
I loved this sentence, “There is something true, good, and beautiful
in all of us – not because of who we are, but because of who God is.”

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This week’s top pic is from Meredith Bernard.

Make sure you go over and see the beauty
she captures through her lens.
She writes beautiful words too.

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7 thoughts on “Best Help For The Days You Don’t Feel Lovable

  1. This is good, and I think it’s helpful to think about that phrase, “it’s not about me”, when considering the love that God has for us. Thank you for sharing these encouraging words.

  2. Yes! His marvelous, endless, abiding love! Remembering God’s love for me does help me to love myself, even on those days when I don’t feel lovable. Blessings, and have a great weekend, Deb!

  3. Oh yes, on most days I’m a mess, too, Deb. But as the Lord has been reminding me this week, there’s no need for me to try to be perfect or good enough (because I can never be). What matters is what He did on the cross, and that He is transforming us from glory to glory. No matter what I’m feeling, His grace is enough for me. No matter what I’m feeling, His Truth stands. Blessings to you, Deb!

  4. Deb, I can never hear too many sermons or read too many blogs/books/articles on grace and mercy. Because I too often feel the same way…and I feel like I’ve let God down by not spending time with him like I “should” and by giving in to lust and gluttony…I “should” be able to control those cravings. Accepting His mercy and grace is truly about accepting that He is Lord and I am not. Thanks for the reminder today.

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