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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

What You Are Made Of

Shortly after COVID, a friend asked me how I had joy when things had been so bad and we'd been so isolated. I told her it had not been easy. I missed being social, going to church in person and traveling. It was a hard time but "the same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It's about what you're made of, not the circumstances."

I told her if it had not been for my faith I think I could have become depressed on so many levels. Deuteronomy 31: 8, "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Even though our world seems bad and out of control, my hope is in Jesus. I trust God because He is the one in control! Philippians 4: 6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

We have times when we feel unworthy, insecure, not good enough but no matter what we are going through we can have hope. There is spiritual warfare all around us and we need to know Who and Whose we are. I am a child of God! We hear this saying a lot but do we really believe it? We are a child of God and that can never be taken from us. Everything around us may change but this one thing about us will not change. We are greatly loved by God! 1 Thessalonians 1: 4, "For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you." YOU are GREATLY loved by God! The Creator of the universe, the God of everlasting Glory, the Great I AM, the King of Kings loves YOU!

"The stronger our understanding of our identity in Christ becomes, the more our self-worth grows."


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