Earlier this week, I shared a peek into a struggling season with Jesus I’ve been living through. It doesn’t dominate my every waking moment, but some days and hours are harder than others.
One of the greatest gifts from Jesus through these difficult patches is his valuing of me.
As we sit on the shoreline crest and I sputter out my confusion or anger or sadness, I’m aware that I have his full attention. He’s not trying to sweep my struggle under the sand. He’s not telling me not to question or feel the things I do. He’s listening. He values what I feel and think and say.
This morning, as we were walking on the beach again, I asked him what he would say to you today.
He said he values you.
Whatever you’re walking through today, he values you. You have his full attention.
He will walk with you and listen. He will look fully into your eyes. He will hold your hand if you’d like him to. He will put his arm around your shoulder. He will give you space if that’s what you need.
This is a relationship of full and dignifying value. He values you completely.
What is receiving value from Jesus like for you today?