I have a confession to make…I spent about half of this week angry. It was the kind of anger that goes so deep you feel it physically. Anytime I though of the situation that made me angry I would immediately develop a tension headache and then I would feel an ache or a heaviness around my heart.
I spent 3 days trying to figure out what it was about the situation that was making me so angry. The rational part of me felt like I was overreacting. I just didn’t understand myself.
Then Wednesday night as I was laying in bed trying not to think of about the situation it was as if the Lord reached down ripped away the bandage of my anger. That is what my anger was a bandage. It was trying to cover a wound that was festering and seeping through anyway.
I started bawling. Deep, painful sobs racked my whole body.
And as I was pouring out my pain and anguish through tears, I saw it. I saw the wound. This big gaping whole in my heart.
And I saw clearly that my anger was trying to mask this hole.
I was using anger to try and cover the wound that was inflicted (admittedly unintentionally).
The wound that occurred not because of anything that was said or done but because Satan used the situation to whisper a lie into my heart.
The lie that I didn’t matter. This is a lie that I have believed most of my life.
But Wednesday night when I poured out all my pain to the Lord, He spoke truth to my heart.
That night I lay awake most of the night as the Lord poured this marvelous truth into my heart.
I matter. You matter. We all matter.
Each and every one of us matter and not because of anything we do or we think we are, but for the simple fact that we are His.
He placed us here where we are at and in this time for a purpose.
He chose us, and we matter.
And because we matter to Him, then we should matter to each other also.
But that is another message altogether.
Today I simply want you to know that you matter.
You matter to God.
You matter to Him so much that He sent His Son into the world so that you might be saved.
Whether you are single or married, in your 20s or in your 80s, a stay-at-home-mom or a career woman, you matter. You are important, and God wants you to know that.