I’ve been there.
I’ve seen only my failures and my half-starts. I know the mess I’ve made. I’m the one who walks down this road of faith with toilet paper stuck to my shoe.
And I have to admit that I’ve wondered it: Does God actually like me?
I’ve listened to the inner critic, yammering and setting me up for mistrust.
I’ve been mesmerized by the moments,
the missteps and
And it’s then when I can’t see past the mess to the Master.
But God …
But God …
For every doubt and lie we hear, we can beat it back with this: But God …
“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, … he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” — Ephesians 2:4-5
That’s a God who doesn’t just love you. That’s a God who likes you. He really likes you. Not the perfect you, but the you you — rough patches and all.
He knew what He was getting into when He made you. He knows the way you take. And He likes you.
If you wonder if He likes you today, please, please, listen to this song by Misty Edwards.