Do need some words of worth for your soul?
Do you feel like you’re doing your best but still coming up short? Feelings of inadequacy are overwhelming and possibly crippling.
Life is demanding and tiring. Motherhood can challenge our self worth. As moms we want to do our best, but often second guess ourselves.
The lies that attack us sound like this:
“I fall short in so many ways…”
“I’m too tired to do anything right.”
“I’m not a good enough mother…”
Those thoughts are rehearsed over and over. They snowball into giant lies of self-condemnation, especially when the mom is exhausted.
As I’ve observed moms of all ages throughout the decades of my life, there is a common battle that many—including myself—have experienced. We often think we aren’t good enough for the tasks in our lives.
We begin to believe the comparison lies from the enemy instead of the steadfast love of God. The struggle is real.
When I fall into the pit of lies, I have to remember the truth of my identity in Christ.
God’s Word tells us of our worth.
Scripture reassures me of all that God has done and how he sees me, created in His image. We all need this continual reminder from God.
Instead of listening to the lies of comparison, speak Ephesians 2:10 to your soul.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Handiwork in Hebrew means workmanship or masterpiece. Each of us is unique masterpiece made in the image of God.
Another passage to embed in your soul is Psalm 139:13-14.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14 NIV
Fearfully, when translated from the Hebrew, means with great reverence and with respect. Wonderfully means distinct and set apart. Each of us is distinct, set apart with reverence and respect.
When you’re not satisfied when you look in the mirror, remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Acceptance and love are found in the love of God.
Pause and recall the words of affirmation from God when you are overwhelmed with life.
Remember your worth in Christ.
It’s helpful for us reprogram our thinking to believe our worth in Christ.
The truth of God’s Word penetrates our minds and spirits to win the battle, believing what God says about us.
Open your heart to receive a hug from God with these words of wroth for your soul!
Thank you for your words of encouragement for us moms—so often giving encouragement, but lacking it when it comes to ourselves!
Nancy Kay Grace
Thanks, Hally! It is so true that we give encouragement to others but have a hard time with giving it to ourselves. God’s word definitely encourages our hearts.