Validation from other people will let you down.
Validation from career will exhaust you.
Validation from children will disappoint.
Validation from wealth will attract greed.

We are valuable to God.
We are redeemed in blood.
We are treasured as His beloved.

External validation wounds.
It disappoints.
It disappears.

Don’t look at yourself the way the world looks at you. See yourself from Heaven’s view. See yourself loved unconditionally, forever, without restriction. See yourself in peace with the Father. See yourself restored by His Son. See your sins and shame washed by His blood.

Don’t hide from the house God prepares.
Don’t hide from worship.
Don’t hide from a community of saints.
Don’t hide from pure devotion.



Open up before God, keep nothing back;
he’ll do whatever needs to be done:
He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day
and stamp you with approval at high noon.

Psalm 37:5-6 The Message (MSG)


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