Dear sweet mama who feels worthless,
You’re not… and I’m so sorry that someone made you feel like that, whether by their words or their actions. It’s not okay, and it’s not true. The pain of this feeling cuts deep into your soul. I know.
But there is a God who wants to speak healing to you, who wants you to truly know your worth.
I have been told on many occasions that I am worthless. I have been told that I am fat, ugly, a whore, and more. I have been told to kill myself because I am not worth living. I have been degraded and yelled at and ripped to pieces, in front of my children.
I have not been believed.
I know what it’s like to feel worthless, to wonder if these words could be true. I also know what it’s like to know that I know that I know that God sees me, loves me, and calls me His.
Sweet mama, you are of great worth. You are beautiful and you are wanted. You are loved so much that God sent His son to die for you so that you could spend eternity with Him, so that you could know Him, so that he could know you, and that in these moments, these days, this season… you could go to Him and find comfort and value.
You are not worthless. And whether it is you saying it to yourself, or someone else making you feel that way, there is no truth there.
Your worth is not found in what you do, in what you wear, in how your kids are doing in school, in how well you cook, or how well you clean your home. Your worth is not found in your past, in your class or status, in how well you perform, in your work, or how big your smile is that hides all of this pain.
Your worth is found solely and completely in God.
Your value is beyond measure, beyond anything we can comprehend. He made you, He gets to name you.
And He has called you His.
He has called you princess, child of the King, wonderful, lovely, a friend of Jesus, God’s workmanship, complete. You are justified and redeemed, with no condemnation. You are set free, a fellow heir with Christ. You are accepted.
In Christ you have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. You are a temple. A new creature, triumphant. You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
You are forgiven, righteous and holy. You have the power to be bold and confident, full of the peace of God.
You are chosen, holy and blameless before God. You are His beloved, sweet mama.
God wants you to know who you are. You are His divine masterpiece and He loves you so very, very much.
Dear sweet mama, I know all too well what it feels like to be low, to be made to think I am worth less than the air I breathe. It’s a daily battle to take these thoughts, these words that ring in my ear, captive.
I must choose, we must choose, to listen to the One who knows. The One who wants to speak to us in gentleness and truth, and whose eloquent words are written in the Bible for us to cling to daily.
Mamas, open up your Bible daily, fight these untruths with the sword of the Spirit. Meditate on what our perfect and amazing God has to say. Fill your home with music that praises the Lord.
Slowly but surely, these untruths will pass away, they will lose their sting, and the beautiful grace of Christ will fill those dark places and bring much light and healing.
God’s love is true and powerful and overwhelming. Rest in Him, believe Him. You are of great worth sweet mama, and you are dearly, dearly loved.