God is incomparable, irreplaceable…

““Think about this. Wrap your minds around it. This is serious business, rebels. Take it to heart. Remember your history, your long and rich history.

I am GOD, the only God you’ve had or ever will have— incomparable, irreplaceable— From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be,

All along letting you in on what is going to happen, Assuring you, ‘I’m in this for the long haul, I’ll do exactly what I set out to do,’…

I’ve said it, and I’ll most certainly do it. I’ve planned it, so it’s as good as done.”

  • Isaiah 46:8–11, The Message

Great reminder

Discovering our true identities does not begin with looking within ourselves, but by looking outside of ourselves to the one who made us. There is no greater authority on your life than the one who gave you life. The more you get to know Him, the more you will get to discover who He created you to be.

– Matthew West

What to do when you are hurting

Every time you are feeling hurt, offended, or rejected, you have to dare to say to yourself: “These feelings, strong as they may be, are not telling me the truth about myself. The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the  chosen child of God, precious in God’s eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity, and held safe in an everlasting embrace.”

– Henry J. M. Nouwen (Life of the beloved).