In the Shadow of the Cross

Let’s make a promise that every time doubt casts its shadow over us, we will run back to Jesus, turn toward the light,
and stand in the shadow of the cross:

When you inadequate, God says: You are CHOSEN.
“‘You are my witness,’ declares the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he’.” Isaiah 43:10

When you feel afraid, God says: You are REDEEMED.
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

When you feel unloved, God says: You are LOVED.
“You are precious and honored in my sight, and…I love you.” Isaiah 43:4

When you feel forgotten, God says: You are REMEMBERED.
“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16

When you feel insecure, God says: You are SECURE.
“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12

When you feel unable or unstable, God says: You are ABLE.
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”   Habakkuk 3:19

When you feel worthless, God says: You are CALLED.
“You are a chosen [person], a royal [priest], a holy [child], God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

– excerpt from A Confident Heart by Renee Swope

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