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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Crews

You are Worthy

Weekly Encouragement ❤️

Do you ever do, say, think, or see something that just makes you feel downright icky? Maybe you’re holding onto something that you’ve done, thought, said, or saw, and you’ve never told anyone because of shame. If that’s the case, you are not alone. We all do it. We all do things that make us feel icky at times: gossip, slander, not telling the truth, doing something that just feels wrong. Whatever it is, you know what I’m talking about. It just gives you, as my sister says, “the ick.”

Well I’m here today to tell you that even when these things happen, you are still worthy. Worthy of love. Worthy of grace. Worthy of Jesus. It’s actually the whole reason Jesus came.

One specific story that comes to mind when I think about worth is from John 4. Jesus meets a woman at Jacob’s well. Jesus asked her for a drink, which was unheard of. Why? For one, the Jews looked at the Samaritans as unclean. On top of that, we discover when we dive a little deeper that this woman had had five husbands by the time she met Jesus. Not only that, but she was also currently living with a man who wasn’t her husband. So by descent alone, she was considered unclean by Jewish standards. Coupled with the fact that she had made some choices that were frowned upon, she was totally considered unclean by society also.

However, Jesus chose to sit with her; He asked her for a drink, though no one else would have, and He personally invited her to know Him. He said, “…If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.’ Jesus said, ‘Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again — ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life” (John‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬, 13‬-‭14‬). ‬‬

Here’s the point, despite the way society viewed her and despite the choices that she had made, Jesus still sat with her, asked her for a drink, and invited her to drink from the spring of living water. He does the same with us today.

Despite the “ick” you may feel, despite the way “church” people have made you feel, despite what family and friends think of you or know about you, Jesus invites us to Him, as we are. He says we are worthy because of Him, because of His cross, and because of His love. Rest in the fact that you are worthy, sister. Preach it to yourself daily.

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” (John‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬). ‬‬

Have a great week, friends!

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