Whose opinion should you trust about yourself? Believe God
We singles could lead so much richer lives if we would learn to believe God.
Many of us believe everyone but God.
We believe magazines, TV programs and radio commercials. We believe New Age gurus and blog writers. We believe friends, family, and the person we're dating, but all of those sources may have mixed motives.
Maybe they don't have your best interests at heart. That's why it's crucial for you to believe God.
What has God said about you?
If you don't read your Bible regularly, you might not be familiar with what God has said about you. The Bible has often been called "God's Love Letter to Mankind." What's even more important is that it's a personal love letter to you.
Here are just a few of the things God says about you in the Bible:
God's one and only motive
It's important to believe God because he has only one motive: love. His love is unconditional, honest, and everlasting. You will never be able to comprehend how much God loves you.
We singles can get caught up in our culture. Maybe you feel insignificant because you don't measure up to the world's standards. But don't believe the world. Believe God.
He made you the way you are for a reason. You're unique. Not another of the 6 billion people on this planet has your fingerprints or DNA. There's only one you because God wanted it that way.
So often we're influenced by people who want to sell us things. They flatter us or make us feel inadequate so we'll buy their product or service. But God's not selling a thing. Scripture says he knew you before you were formed in your mother's womb. God cares about you so much that he even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Nothing in your life escapes his notice, no matter how trivial it may seem.
Who are you going to believe?
God is incapable of lying. He is 100% trustworthy, which is more than you can say about people. When it comes to valuing someone's opinion about you, are you going to believe people or believe God?
Throughout the Bible, God's loving plan for your life unfolds. He sent his son Jesus to die for your sins so you can be reconciled to him. Jesus gave his very life because he loves you so much. Can you say that about any other human being?
God always has your best interests and growth at heart, even when you have to go through painful experiences. God promised not to abandon you, so he's always as close as a whispered prayer. He sticks with you no matter what.
When he says he will restore you to wholeness, you can believe God for that promise.
In spite of everything
Don't go by your circumstances. Don't go by your feelings. Don't even go by your own intelligence and what you think you've figured out. Instead, believe God.
Trust him and put your faith in him, even when that seems absurd. God's ways are different from our ways. He can turn weakness into strength, surrender into victory, and death into eternal life.
I can tell you from more than 40 years of personal experience, God is the best friend you will ever have, the truest love, and the most steadfast encourager. He has lifted me up from the lowest moments of my life and healed my broken heart more times than I can count.
God stood by me every second when I had cancer--twice. He scooped up my soul after relationships failed, jobs let me down, and my dreams were shattered. He has been 100% faithful to me, even in those times when I was less than faithful to him.
He will do the same for you, because he loves you.
Your authentic sense of worth comes only from him. When you feel like beating yourself up, reread from God's love letter to you, the Bible, Psalm 40:1:
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
When doubts and anxiety fill you, don't listen to them. Believe God.