Who Am I Again?

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But to all who have received Him, those who believe in His name - He has given the right to become God’s children. John 1:12

The past two days have been “just help me make it through the day, Lord” kind of days.

I won’t go into the hows and whys and wherefores. Those don’t really matter.

What matters is that I make sure that I don’t lose focus on God during these times.

I know I’m not alone in this.  I’ve heard from many of you. Sometimes the best we can do is survive the day.

These are the days when my iPhone Bible reader app is one of my best friends.  I find I like to read along in my large print Bible, and underline things that stand out.  Yet, sometimes I feel too weary even for that.

These are the days I need to let Him carry me.

It can be hard to remember that.

For some reason, I tend to think I need to struggle on alone.

These are the days I need to remember that, no matter how I feel, I am not alone.

It gets so easy for me to let my feelings run my thoughts, rather than the truths that I know are there.

I’ve been trying harder and harder to turn off those broken record thoughts.  The ones that only bring me deeper in despair.

I’m learning to talk to myself.

I tell myself who I really am.

“I am a daughter of the King.”

“I am much loved."

“I am safe when I trust Him."

All about who I am, seen through His eyes.  

So different from, 

“I am hurting.”

“ I am so tired.”

“I am so sick.”

Yes, I think we need to express those things to God - but I don’t think they are words that should frequently fall off of our lips.

At least for me, it all becomes easier when I remember who I am in God’s eyes.

And that is quite simple.

I am His.

Praying for each one of you who is struggling today that you would find yourselves seeking out and focusing on Him – 

And remembering who you are.

You are a child of the King.

You are much more loved than you may realize.

You are safe when you trust in Him.

And, like me,

You are His, too.

Father God, on the days when it would be easy to sink into discouragement, help us to remember who we truly are - despite any external circumstances that whirl around us and threaten to pull us down.  Thank You, that You have made it so very clear who we are, and just how much you love us, in Your word.  Help us not to forget to let you carry us through the difficult days.  

And, Lord - thank you that we can always praise You for the truths of who we are in You.

Amen and amen.

This is a great site, where “Who does God say I am?” has many more comments about who we are and has verses to back it up.  Worth a read when you are feeling down.  :)

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