You Are Wanted

For our whole lives, the enemy has been feeding us lies about everything that’s wrong with us. What we’re lacking. How woefully unworthy we are.

And the world doesn’t help at all—we’re surrounded by distorted, neon images of “perfection.”

Everywhere we look, from YouTube to Instagram, we see the ways we don’t measure up.

The enemy is all about tearing us down. He whispers, “If only you were enough, if only you were worthy to be wanted.”

And, the fact is, we believe him. The fact is, we all want to be wanted.

Then, after battering us, the enemy lies to us about what being loved and wanted looks like. He sends in the counterfeits—things like pornography, illicit movies, raunchy TikTok posts . . . And He uses those dangerous distortions to tempt us to miss God’s authentic design and to accept the lies.

It’s cliche, but, we’re often looking for identity and love in all the wrong places. We fall for guys who don’t love Jesus, who don’t care about what’s best for us.

We swipe through one bad relationship only to find ourselves caught up in another.

We seek, and we search, and we come up empty. So empty.

We feel less wanted with every passing year—another year of trying to measure up, of trying to be worthy, and failing.

But, oh, if we would tune our ears to hear the pursuing voice of the Lover of our souls, we would quickly learn that no human love can compare.

God sees you as you truly are. He knows all you’ve ever done. He knows your imperfections and your weaknesses. Nothing is hidden from Him.

And still, He wants you! He wants you so much that He willingly gave His life for you. There is no greater, no purer love. It can’t be earned—only received.

His love isn’t forced; it’s offered.

His love isn’t self-seeking; it’s sacrificial.

His love isn’t conditional; it’s forever.

Christ’s love is real, and His Truth silences the lies of the one who is hell-bent on your destruction. But we have to deliberately wash our minds with truth every single day to fight the lies of the enemy, because he will continue to lie to us.

Soak in these truths about God. Write them in your journal and on your heart.

  • God is love (1 John 4:16).
  • God loved you first (1John 4:10).
  • God sent His Son to die for you (John 3:16).
  • God has delivered your soul from death (Psalm 116:8).
  • God made you a new creation and gives you righteousness as His child (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • God is always with you (Isaiah 43:1–2).
  • God hears your cries (Psalm 116:1).
  • God will never stop loving you (Psalm 118:1).
  • God reveals Himself to you if you seek Him (Proverbs 8:17).
  • God is always faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9).
  • God is full of mercy for His children (Psalm 103:13).
  • God knows what you need before you ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
  • God hears your prayers (Proverbs 15:29).
  • God is a strong tower of protection for you (Proverbs 18:10).
  • God knows what you need, and God will provide for you (Matthew 6:31–32).
  • God is a refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Proverbs 46:1).
  • God will direct your steps when you seek Him (Proverbs 3:5–6).
  • God gives you hope and grace (2 Thessalonians 2:16).
  • God will give you everlasting peace (John 14:27).
  • God will give you joy that no one can take away (John 16:22).
  • God is your help and shield (Psalm 115:9).
  • God will give you sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24).
  • God’s desire is to bless you (Deuteronomy 7:13) with more than you can ask or imagine (1 Corinthians 2:9).
  • God is gracious and compassionate (Psalm 111:4).
  • God will comfort you (Psalm 119:50).
  • God offers you rest if you run to Him (Psalm 91).
  • God blesses you as you trust in Him (Psalm 84:12).
  • God does not change (James 1:17).
  • God is abounding in love and faithfulness, slow to anger, compassionate and gracious (Exodus 34:6).
  • God is good and what God does is good (Psalm 119:68).
  • God is rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4).
  • God rejoices over you (Isaiah 62:5).

You are wanted by Him! What a Savior! Oh friend, how He loves us!

Let’s run away from the lies and into His arms!

About Author

Kim authors an internationally received e-devotional entitled "Single Moment," and has recently released the book Truth to Hold On To. She has served as a guest blogger for Lifeway's Women Reaching Women. Kim's compelling story has also been featured on Revive our Hearts. She lives and laughs often with her family near Knoxville, Tennessee. 

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