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I don’t know about you, but I struggle with insecurities. I feel like I’m not good enough in so many areas of my life: Marriage, motherhood, beauty, intelligence, spirituality. The list goes on and on. I can usually stave off these negative thoughts, especially during the busy hours of the day. But sometimes at night, when I’m already weary and my defenses are down, they hit me like a ton of bricks.
I’m not a good enough wife and mother.
My husband and daughter would be better off with someone else.
I don’t love God enough.
I try to keep these things to myself. I bury them deep, so no one will know the darkness that sometimes envelopes me.
Despite my best efforts, however, my husband seems to have a radar for these times. He identifies them with nearly 100% accuracy and does his best to reassure and comfort me.
Last night, I felt the darkness closing in. The negative thoughts began to swirl in my mind. My husband sensed it happening and put his arms around me.
He said, “Whatever negative thoughts you’re having, they’re not true.”
Tears filled my eyes. I replied, “But what if they are?”
His answer astounded me with its simplicity:
“Ask God if it’s true.”
I went silent. I started to form the question in my mind: “God, is it true…”
I didn’t even have to finish the sentence. I already knew the answer.
I am a daughter of the Most High King (Psalm 45:13). I am made in the Image of God (Genesis 1:27). Though I am a sinner, I am redeemed by the blood of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:7). This is my identity. My worth does not come from my family, my looks, or my mind. My worth comes from God Himself.
The lies are from the enemy of our souls. The evil one who comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).
The truth is found in God. Look to Him for your answers.
The truth is that I’m not good enough. And I never will be. Not on my own, anyway. God’s word is clear: “Apart from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). But with God, I am complete. Full. There is nothing lacking (Colossians 2:10). And I can do anything through Christ, who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).
I struggle with insecurities. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one.
Next time your insecurities start creeping into your mind, take them to God. Ask Him if they’re true.
If the thoughts in your mind are contrary to God’s Word, they are lies. It’s as simple as that.
You are the daughter of a King. And you are made in the very image of that King.
Crawl into your Savior’s arms. Let Him comfort you with His truth. Your worth and beauty are not determined by satan or the standards he’s created in this world. Let God tell you the truth about who you are in Him.