Tuesday, April 5, 2016

How God Sees You--It's Better Than You Think!

How God Sees You


Where you see
A weak sapling, bending in the wind,
Near breaking from fierce storms,
Your Father sees
A strong oak, roots travelling deep,
Drinking long from the springs of life
That flow from His throne.
Mighty, majestic,
Offering shade and rest
To many weary ones.

Where you see
A sickly waif, barely covered in rags,
Almost crippled with the pain
Of past regrets
And soul-piercing arrows from the evil one,
Sent to destroy your destiny,
Jesus sees a princess
Standing erect and healthy.
Bright eyes and hopeful heart aglow,
Radiating His glory,
Basking in His love and beauty.

You are destined for success.
You are made in His image.
Creative, strong, brave of spirit. 
You are precious to Him
For He is your true Father,
Your eternal source,
Your life and crown and joy.

If you believe Him
More than anyone,
If you hear His voice of love
And value
You will soon, but perhaps not suddenly
See you
As He sees you.

©jel 2016

Do you sometimes find it challenging to believe what Jesus thinks of you, rather than trusting your own thoughts or feelings? Me too. 

P.S. The winner of Diana Savage's devotional book 52 Heart Lifters for Difficult Times is. . . 

Lynn Simpson! Congratulations, Lynn! I will mail your book to you after my next paycheck. . .