- You are enough.
Does it ever feel as though your heart bleeds? Do you ever feel as though failure should be tattooed across your forehead? God has given you his love, and it’s not dependent on how much or how little you do for Christ.
God says you are enough even when you can’t get out of bed one more day or when you rage and wail against what’s happening in your life. God says you are precious and lovely and enough. He loves you with a love that cannot be stolen or broken. It is so everlasting and encompassing that the darkness you feel is no match for his love.
Romans 5:8 states: “But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
- You have purpose.
In a season of depression, it’s easy to believe that you don’t have anything to offer or that your life is always going to be shrouded in darkness. Psalm 137:7-8: “Though I was in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.”
Our lives have purpose even in the midst of trouble. Maybe it’s to be a shining light of faithfulness in the dark. Maybe it’s to gain the gift of compassion for others who struggle. God doesn’t take us through valleys purposelessly. He takes the hard in our life and helps us make it good for others.