(1) Loveable. '...You are precious to Me. You are honoured, and I love you' (Isaiah 43:4-5 NLT) What assurance! The Bible says, '...The one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.' (Deuteronomy 33:12 NIV).
(2) Valuable. If you grew up feeling unwanted, you got the wrong message. God established your worth at the cross. '...The Son of God gave Himself for [you].' (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
(3) Capable. Without a supportive environment to grow up in, you can end up with a diminished sense of ability. It's why we compensate by overachieving. But God knows that you are capable because ‘God has given each of you some special abilities ' (1 Peter 4:10 TLB) Don't let anybody tell you that your life doesn't matter. It does, because God says so!
Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.
- Bob Gass (Word for Today)