Barefoot Devotions // Lessons From The Holler

Valentine’s Day For The Unloved

It’s that time of year…again. Valentine’s Day. This one is for all of the people who feel unloved on a day that’s supposed to be filled with love, chocolate, balloons, flowers, and gifts. I’m sure it doesn’t help to see all of your social media feeds busting at the seems with pictures of flowers,  your friends with their lovers, and surrounded by everyone else’s happiness. I’m not sure if it’s the onions from last nights experiment, thinking about the people in the world that feel unloved or the picture of my late Granny that I was tagged in today that is causing my off and on crying spells today.

At some point in life, we have all felt unloved and unworthy. No matter what circumstances in your life that are causing you to feel this way, I want you to know that my heart aches for you and I am filled with empathy for you. Here is what I want to share with you that I have learned along the way.

You are LOVED and ADORED by the most gracious, merciful and loving GOD. He knows every part of you from the number of hairs on your head to the most inner part of your being. He loves the good, the bad and the ugly. Do you really think you can hide those parts that make you feel unloved and unworthy? You can’t because He made you. He already knew you would be right where you are at this very moment. God loves you so much and the way you are feeling grieves Him. He made you in His image. He wants us to have an abundant life and through His son Jesus, we can. Our circumstances don’t define whether we are loved or worthy. It was defined by Jesus’ death on the cross and knowing that through Him, we are loved more than any person on this earth could love us.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. HIS love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. his love endures forever. – Psalm 136 :1-2

“Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you.” – Psalm 93:4

When I am feeling unloved and unworthy, I love these verses because I can imagine myself being immersed in His love and how powerful it is. It doesn’t just last for Valentine’s Day, a few months or years but through every circumstance and forever.

Xoxo,

Hannah B. (2)

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