HOPE TO COPE DEVOTION
BY: Donna Selma Lind
“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” ~1 Samuel 16:7
While I was praying for you today, I heard in my spirit the words, “Undervalued and Overlooked.”
Are you feeling forgotten, rejected, pushed aside, undervalued, and overlooked by certain people?
Do you feel like you will never be good enough, or measure up to their standards?
I want you to know that GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!
God has not pushed you aside, He has set you apart on purpose for a purpose.
GOD VALUES YOU WHEN OTHERS DEVALUE YOU.
He sees you and thinks you’re valuable even when you feel invisible and undervalued by others.
There was a young man in the Bible who was overlooked and pushed aside by others.
His name was David the Shepherd boy.
When Samuel was sent by God to anoint the future King of Israel, he went to Jesse’s home and asked for Jesse to line up all his sons so God could tell Samuel whom HE had chosen to be King.
But Jesse didn’t call his son David in from the field where he was tending his flock.
Jesse OVERLOOKED and UNDERVALUED his own son.
While others saw a puny shepherd boy, God saw a Warrior and a King!
When God sees you, He sees you as His beloved child, the best candidate for the assignment he has chosen you for.
God chose you because He loves you.
You were hand-picked by God, destined for greatness and purpose.
You might be in a season of waiting and wondering where you fit or belong anymore.
I want you to know that you do belong!
You belong to Jesus Christ the King of Kings!
You don’t belong with people who don’t appreciate or value you, that take advantage and use you to get glory for themselves.
God gave you gifts and talents to be used for His Glory.
People pleasing is a trap that we fall into when we are looking for the approval of others who don’t like us, overlook, and reject us.
Remember, some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons!
You are amazing, worthy, valued, appreciated, and looked upon with eternal love by the one who created you!
Shake the dust off your feet and move on to a tribe of people who looks at you and recognizes WHAT and WHO makes you shine.
Ones who don’t OVERLOOK you, but ones who LOOK AT YOU and see the GOLD in you.
Ones who want to help you SHINE MORE for JESUS!
THE ONLY ENDORSEMENT OR APPROVAL DAVID REQUIRED WAS FROM GOD.
THE ONLY ENDORSEMENT YOU OR I REQUIRE IS FROM GOD.
“ARISE, SHINE, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1
With JESUS there is always HOPE TO COPE,
Donna Selma Lind❤️