Who am I? {Part One} – I am Known and Wanted

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a child of God? To grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ? (Ephesians 3:18)

I’ve been struggling to fight anxiety and fear every single day since I was laid off. I’ve applied and interviewed nonstop for the past three weeks… and still nothing. When there are so many unknowns in the future, it’s hard to be confident in the present.

In the past, anxiety had its way in me because I had little knowledge of how to fight it.

I can tell you just about every book of The Bible in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation, but in those moments of deep depression, when I really need some truth to stand on, I don’t know where to go to find the answers my heart needs to hear.

I know God loves me, but besides John 3:16, what verses do I know to remind myself of His unending, unfailing and unconditional love? I know I am a child of God, but where does The Bible tell me that? What does that mean exactly?

I’ve read about the life of Jesus time and time again, but never took the time to commit those beautiful words to memory.

So after realizing I was the only person in control of deepening my understanding of God, I set out on a mission to figure out who I am and Whose I am.

Sweet friend, you need to know that God’s words aren’t just for me. They are for you too. You too are a loved and cherished child of God.

So I’ll share what I learn each week and pray I can encourage you with a deeper understanding of who our God is and who we are because of Him!

Let’s start with Jeremiah 31:20

“Is not Israel still my son, my darling child?” says the Lord.

I often have to punish him, but I still love him.

That’s why I long for him and surely will have mercy on him.”

The word “love” has a twofold meaning here. It comes from the Hebrew word zakar, which means, “to remember”. Even though God punishes us sometimes, He still loves us and remembers us.

When we go through pain, like losing a job or a loved one, the weight of the loss and the stress of the unknown can make us feel as though God has all but forgotten we exist.

If He loved me, I would not have lost my job.

If He loved me, He would have healed them.

Thankfully, that is not even close to true.

This text reminds us that Gods children have been experiencing pain for centuries. Pain due to our own sin and pain due to the brokenness of the world. God rescued the Israelites from Egypt, but they turned from Him. They were ungrateful and disobedient. Just like we are today.

God has answered hundreds, if not thousands, of my prayers over the years but I still find reasons not to trust Him and do things on my own.

But the great thing is that even when we go our way, even when we mess up, no matter how far away we have walked from God…. HE STILL REMEMBERS US.

And He still loves us!

Who are we as children of God? WE ARE KNOWN. We are remembered. We are always wanted.

 

Hope this brings a smile to your heart today! Are there any other attributes of God you’d like to hear about? Let me know in the comments below!

 

❤ AKG

 

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  1. This article is such a good reminder of Whose we are. A lot of comparison happens this time of year and not necessarily by us! This is a sound reminder that God does know us and see us, and perhaps in that knowledge we can set others at ease who may be feeling less than, left out and lonely.

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