Years ago, when I was still working in the corporate world, I remember being the “new girl” assigned to work on a team with five other people.
But, there was this one guy in the group who just wouldn’t warm up to me…no matter what I did.
A few weeks into the project, he sent out an email talking about some problems he was going through, and ended it with, “I’m raining on the inside!”
I recognized his reference to an Amy Grant song and answered back with more of the lyrics. Instantly, my phone rang. He said, “I didn’t know you knew that song!”
I told him how I liked her songs, and assured him that I “had his back” because I knew exactly how he was feeling.
He said,“Really? When you started working here, I thought you didn’t like me.”
Then I told him,“That’s so funny, because I didn’t think you liked ME!!!
We can’t let our happiness live in another person’s head, because we really never know what they’re thinking.
The truth is, they’re probably not thinking about us, anyway. Most people are usually too preoccupied thinking about themselves.
But, how we view other people is often dependent on how we see ourselves, because, most of the time, we tend to believe what we see in the mirror.
Thankfully, God doesn’t see us for who we are. He sees us through the filter of Jesus!
He sees us for who we are becoming!
After talking with so many people, over the years, I discovered that many of us are continually wrestling with a lot of the same issues; feelings of inadequacy, insecurity and just overall low self-esteem.
That’s why I wanted, so desperately, to write this devotional to remind you (and especially me) of how differently God sees us.
He sees us in Jesus! Even in the middle of our biggest messes, He sees us as valued, adorable and so very precious!
I hope this devotional will encourage you, through God’s own Word, to face each day with the confidence that the Creator of the Universe “has your back”!