How Does God See Us?

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I’ve suffered for many years with a low self-image. I was always putting myself down. The opinions of others would affect my whole day. In my eyes I was a nobody. But that’s not the way God sees me!

So how does God see us?

He sees us as His precious Child

God made each of us for a special one-of-a-kind, one on One relationship with Him. This is a mind-blowing truth and I’m still grappling with it!

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (Zep 3:17)

He rejoices over me with singing? Can it be true? Really—even for me? Even for you?

The only answer can be YES because God says so. Not because we want to believe it. Not because my pastor or countless others say so. 

But because God, the One who cannot lie, says so in His Word!

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. (Ps 18:19)

…The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers, if you obey …and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deut 30:9-10)

These verses can teach you to see yourself as God does!

But what’s an even more amazing fact is that God doesn’t need you or me, but wants an intimate relationship with us. He didn’t create any of us because He needed to love someone. He is self-sufficient within the Trinity. Yet He made us for His pleasure, even though He knew it would be at a tremendous cost.

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Eph 1:5 NLT)

For reasons that we simply cannot understand, God loves you and me! Despite our sinfulness!

“…You are precious and honored in my sight, and …I love you….” (Is 43:4)

“For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.” (Deut 7:6; see also Col 3:12)

I am so eternally grateful that my Creator has given me the faith to believe these astounding facts.

Oh, I still struggle at times. I guess I always will to some extent this side of Heaven. But in an ever-increasing manner over many years of walking with Him, God has enabled me to absorb this truth into the core of my being.

You don’t have to understand this wonderful truth in order to accept it.

“An object’s value is always determined by the price paid for it…. The value of God’s payment for us tells us how much we are worth to him. We are worth the life of his Son.” ~Chip Ingram

So my friend, do you see yourself as His precious child, as His treasured possession? It’s time that you do, because His opinion of you is what matters the most. He loves and cherishes you. You are precious to Him. You are a somebody in God’s eyes!

Ask the Maker of your soul to help you accept this wonderful truth; to give you eyes of faith to see yourself as He sees you. And when you do, you will fall down in utter adoration for the One who thinks you are worth it!

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“In Precious in His Sight, Rose Noland has beautifully described how God views us…precious and of great value. In a world where people are often pushed aside as worthless, we are reminded that as God’s children we are precious to Him. We have value because of who we are in Him.” ~Debbie Vaughan of Christ Life Ministries with Evangelist  Harold Vaughan

Other Helpful Resources
Our Knowable God
On My Father’s Lap
You Say Song by Lauren Daigel

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lana

    I too feel unworthy a lot but mostly because of my disability of not being able to hear. And it limits me in a lot of things I’d like to do. But also I have PTSD from people controlling me and I have problems with people wanting to make me feel uncappable of doing what I can do. Like driving taking them places and doing things as they want to drive instead (guess their afraid I will kill them get distracted talking to them.) I have taken a lot of people in my past places and I’ve never had a wreck yet. But even when i try to explain to them I can drive and they won’t get killed they still try make excuses so now I have quit even wanting to go do anything with them because I have anxiety the whole time their driving because they feel like I’m trouble. I have been controlled by my mother ( long story on that God Bless her heart she is gone now but she never knew how much her control messed me up in life) and then 3 marriages that were also men who had total control over me. I got out of those marriages even after mental, physical and sexually abuse. I have been happily married to my now husband 20 plus years and he does not control me. We have been so happy.

    1. Lana. it seems like you are on the right track with your current husband. We need to pay attention to those people’s opinion that matters the most. Listen to what God says about you! I hope you will get my short but powerful book. The truths contained within were life-changing for me!

  2. Beth Lewis

    Thank you, Rose, for reminding me that in God’s eyes I have great value. I sometimes feel that I have not accomplished much in my life, but God had plans from the beginning to mold me into a vessel that He can use for His glory.

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