“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.”
When others don’t have good boundaries, those around them can feel unloved. A parent that allows their work to be most important will have children who feel overlooked. A wife that gives their friends all her attention will have a husband who wonders if he even matters. A boss that asks for too much will have employees who start to look for other job opportunities.
When other people’s choices cause us to feel left-out, unloved, and rejected, we must remember that God always chooses us! No matter the rejection of a spouse, the rebellion of a child, or the betrayal of a friend, we still have a solid foundation of love in Him. His boundaries are good and strong, and He is not swayed by the opinions or needs of others.
1.) God is pleased with you. Overjoyed. Excited to see your face today. Journal how that makes you feel.
2.) Do you feel rejected or “not good enough”? How do boundaries affect this emotion? What does God want to say to you about that?
3.) Ask God for one word to describe His relationship with you. (This will be a word that is good and never condemning.) Dig into your Bible to find other times He uses that same word (or concept) and write them all down. Let His words of love and life sink into your heart today.