We get pretty protective over things we’ve put our heart and soul into. When things matter to us, we put them above all else, making them the forefront of our lives. This is how God is with each one of us. His love is boundless and the ways He demonstrates His love are powerful. Did you know He writes our names on His palms? Imagine an inscription, on God’s hands, with your name written. There’s something permanent about that. And beautiful, too. Something that says, “You matter to me” and “I love you” and “I’m never going to let you go.” There are plenty of voices in this world that will try to tell you that you aren't good enough, but the voice of God always says that you are loved!
Because you matter to God, everything in your life matters to Him also. No matter how big or small it may be, God cares about all of the things you do. He wishes to hear about them and wants to be there for you in every aspect of your life. He wants you to know that you are important to Him and that you are loved by Him. It's taken me my whole twenties to realize that no matter what, God loves me, not just as my Lord and Savior, but as my FATHER! My life matters to Him regardless of if I'm single or in a relationship, no matter if I have $2 in the bank or $2000, no matter if I'm walking confidently in my purpose or have days where I'm unsure about what exactly that purpose is.
When you're single, people ask about a girlfriend or boyfriend. When you have a fiance, they ask about a wedding. When you get married, they ask when will you have a baby? When you have 1 child, they ask when is the little brother or sister coming? When you have another one they ask, why are you having all these children? When you get divorced, they ask why? If you moved on, they ask why so quickly? On top of all of that pressure, it's so easy to get caught up in all of the craziness of the world. We are all busy with work, school, families, hobbies, and a variety of other things that take up our time. If you are ever feeling lost or insignificant in this world, I challenge you to turn to the word of God. It will remind you that you are neither lost nor insignificant to your loving Heavenly Father or to his son, Jesus Christ.
Do you truly believe that? Do you know that God cares about your thoughts and your worries, your choices, and your actions? That God cares about your life? He knows the number of hairs on your head. He knows the dreams and aspirations you have for your life. He believes in you, He wants what’s best for you, and He’s chosen you for greatness because YOU matter to HIM! He will do for you what He did for the woman in Samaria. Right now, in this very moment, He wants to meet you wherever you are at in life and minister His grace to you. You certainly matter to Him. He came to give you life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10) You are not just a face in a crowd or a profile He'd scroll by on social media. No, He knows you by name and has a personal love for you. And no matter where you are today, He wants to meet your every need and make your life beautiful!