What a small word.
One that couldn’t possibly apply to me. There’s no way anyone could love me–I’m hopelessly flawed, unworthy, and don’t deserve it.
Well, you’re right.
You are flawed. There’s no human on earth that isn’t. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. (Romans 3:23, KJV). But, there’s something that is often skimmed over–the next two verses. “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ: Whom God hath set forth. . . to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past. . .” God gave us the wonderful promise that He sent His son to forgive our sins.
How many kings stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes?. . . How many fathers gave up their sons for me? Only one did that for me.
-How Many Kings, Marc Martel
He did that because we are beloved.
“But I’m still unworthy, and don’t deserve it.” you insist.
You’re right again.
No one on this earth could ever truly deserve His love.
Only the One who gives love could ever deserve it. But that’s the amazing thing about Grace! God doesn’t put us on a list, and say, “Well, they’re unworthy, so I can’t give them love.” Because if He did, the word wouldn’t even exist. We truly need to stop believing the lies that we are hearing, and start believing the truth that the Bible is telling us. Everybody makes mistakes, which may deem us unworthy in our eyes, or the eyes of our peers. We have midnight melt-downs which result in us crying in the bathroom alone, feeling unimportant, and unloved.
But He loves you anyway. Because that is what God does. He said, “Even though you don’t deserve it, I’m going to give you My love anyway.” He takes the broken, the unworthy, the undeserving, and drowns them in an overwhelming love that only comes from Him.
His love isn’t like some Hallmark movie, where it’s finicky and doesn’t last. It will go on forever, and ever, and beyond that too. But, it’s also up to you. Even though He loves each and every one of us, we can’t truly feel that love, until we accept Him.
And we can’t do that, until we stop believing the lies around us
We need to step back. Take a breath. Hold it. Exhale. Then ask Him to come into your heart. Cry out to him, in whatever way He puts on your heart, whether that’s crying and going through all the motions as He enters you, or writing out your prayer, or just a simple, “I believe.”.
But please, please, put away the notion that you could never be beloved. Believe this truth. Enhance it. Hold onto it.
And let this be your in your mind every day:
“I am Beloved.”
Meet the Writer
Hello! I’m Deigan Marie, and I work as an article writer, graphics designer, and Instagram post writer, here at Vessels of Honor. When I’m off the screen, however, I’ll be found reading stories, or writing them, mixing up a new recipe, or singing three lines of a song over and over! I’m a firm believer in miracles, and the power of Christ.
2 thoughts on “An Article By: Deigan Marie”
Great post, but the writer of the song “How Many Kings” is Marc Martel (from Downhere), not Ryan Stevenson.
Thank you so much for catching that!💓