You Say

 I would like to share the song “You Say” by Lauren Daigle. The lyrics are: 

“I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low
Remind me once again just who I am because I need to know”

“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And you say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe what you say of me.”

Just like the song above, how often do we let this world get us down? This can make us question ourselves.  We start to focus on our weaknesses and allow them to shape judgment of ourselves.  When we’re at our lowest, we can do one of two things:

1. We can wallow in misery and allow it to have a lasting hold on us.

2. We can realize we are more than these lowest thoughts and reach out for help. 

Most of the time help can be found just a few feet away, even on our phones — our Bible.  How often do we forget where our true strength comes from? God will always provide the strength we need.

 In the scriptures he tells us of his love for us: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son…” (John 3:16). In our weakness we are made strong in Christ:  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

When we put on Christ in baptism, we have become children of God (Galatians 3:26). So remember, when dark times come (and they will) you are not alone.  “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

Jesus is always there for us and always provided a church family to help.  You are never truly alone.  And as part of that church family, you are a light shining in the darkness of this world for others.  You are loved. You do have a purpose. You can believe that you are His.

The song above is a beautiful reminder of that.