Do you ever forget that you are loved and lovely? I do. I'm not talking about your physical appearance, but because you are a child of God. Sometimes life throws so much at you that you forget who you really are in Christ. That you are loved and lovely because Jesus made you so.
Thankfully, Jesus died for us while we were still sinners - before we were born - before we even cared. (Romans 5:8) He didn't care that we were unlovely at the time. But once we accepted His gift of salvation, He saved us and made us loved and lovely.
Sister, never forget that you are His! (If you're not saved, He wants to save you and make you His!) As His child, all the sin that you were saved from is gone. You have been saved even from all the sin you will commit. You are no longer a slave to sin! Day by day He is changing you. YOU ARE LOVELY to our Saviour, no matter what.
You are lovely because you are His.
You are lovely because you are covered in the blood of Christ.
You are lovely because He cares for you.
You are LOVED!
I know what it's like to be reminded of your past. I know what it's like for Satan to throw discouragement your way; for you to think there's no way God can use you. But God reminds me that He is greater than our sin and our past. He is the Victor! He proclaimed "It is finished!" And He has saved me and considers me lovely because I have been covered in the blood of Christ.
If any of that resonates with you, let me remind you that you, too, are loved and lovely; you have been covered by the blood of Christ. You are loved! I can't say it enough. Your past has been forgiven. Your future is secure.
I'm so thankful that God's love is not based on what we've done, but on what He has done on our behalf!