You may think your life is insignificant. When you look at others you can’t imagine that you could have a positive impact on anyone else. That is far from the truth.
Ladies, your story matters.
When your life is a mess, your story matters
Life gets messy at times. We do things we regret. Someone or some event hurts us and puts us into a tailspin.
Whatever your mess, don’t give up. It is the beginning of a story that has great potential. Really.
You see, God does not identify us by our messy life. He sees the person He created us to be and is the God of 2nd, 3rd, and millionth chances. (1)
Yes, it makes God sad when our life is a mess. But He wants to give us something better.
Jesus came for everyone who is a mess. Listen to some of His words.
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 ESV
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
It is when you recognize that Jesus is your source of hope that the beginning of your story matters. And what a glorious hope He offers us.
When you start to heal, your story matters
When our life is a mess, it usually includes emotional pain, and eventually scars. But scars are a sign that healing has taken place.
God knows us so well that He knows exactly what we need to bring about healing. We in turn can share those stories with others.
As you heal, your story matters.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT
When you’ve learned lessons, your story matters
There are many different lessons you can learn depending on your circumstances. These lessons make your story valuable. Here are just a few.
- My husband died and even though I miss him, Jesus is my source of comfort and strength. (2)
- My husband left me but I have learned that even though I feel worthless, Jesus adores me, giving me unimaginable strength and peace. (3)
- I lost my job and even though I feel anxious about how to pay the bills, Jesus promises to meet my needs. (4)
- I thought someone was my friend and even though they ended up betraying me, Jesus promises to be my friend and never abandon me. (5)
- Life has been hard and even though I wonder sometimes if I will make it through, Jesus offers me emotional rest. (6)
Your story matters because it not only reinforces the hope you have in Jesus, it will be like a bright light to those who are still in the mess of their life.
Your story of hope is a story that matters
When others feel like they are sinking or emotionally drowning, your story can become a ray of hope, a light in the darkness.
Never underestimate the power of your story if you are a child of God through a relationship with Jesus. It is that connection that makes your story valuable.
If you don’t know Jesus, you probably have questions. The people at Chat About Jesus have answers. You can text, call, or chat with them online any time of the day or night.
Never forget. Your story matters!
You might also like to read:
- 6 imperfect Female Bible Characters and their amazing stories
- But God, I’m not good enough
- What to do when promises are broken
- Getting up again when life knocks you down
- How to find hope and purpose when life hurts
- How to rise above the past
- Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 139
- Psalm 46:1-3
- John 15:13, 1 John 3:1-3
- Philippians 4:19, Matt6:25-34
- John 15:12, 14-15, Hebrews 13:5-6, Deuteronomy 31:6-8
- Matthew 11:28
- Thanks to Bible Gateway for easy navigation of the Scriptures.