There are all kinds of things that make us feel unlovable. They can be a small as a pimple mixed with our wrinkles, a spat with your spouse, or a tech glitch that makes you feel like the dummy they write those books about.
Or we can feel unlovable for truly traumatic reasons like a besmiched past, being shamed by those who should have loved us, or sin that we just can’t seem to release.
Our culture throws all kinds of “solutions” at us to overcome feeling unlovable, but every single one falls short. Affirmations said in the mirror, written goals with checks beside them, or lots of admirers don’t fill our need for love.
None of these work because they’re centered on self. As I wrote in my devotion, “When You Feel Unlovable,” today, knowing we’re loved comes from worship focused on our Creator. We aren’t excluded from the solution that floods us with the deep knowledge that we’re loved. We’re just not the center of it. God is.
If you haven’t read the devotion yet, I urge you to go read it. If you have, I’m praying for each person who came here to feel the love of God wash over you.
I’m a visual learner, so having a visual aid often drives a lesson home for me. As a gift for you, I’ve made a free download. Simply enter your email below to access this beautiful picture, print it, and post it someplace to remind you to love yourself as an act of worship toward your creator.
Everyone who downloads the print will also be entered to win a small group package of the book I wrote with Cheri Gregory, Exhale: Lose Who You’re Not. Love Who You Are. Live Your One Life Well.
This small group package includes:
- 5 copies of Exhale
- 1 Leader Guide (free videos for your group can be found on our book website)
- 1 Group Study guide (our Exhale participant’s guide which can also be purchased on Amazon)
The truth is… YOU ARE LOVED. I’m praying that as you worship your creator, you’ll love the woman He create you to be!