Back to School Soul Care: Day 5

Let’s end our week with getting back to the most basic and life-changing truth there is. Ready for this truth bomb? You are so incredibly, wildly loved by the One who made you.

Just like a parent looks at their baby girl or boy and feels their heart full of fierce, mama or papa bear love—that’s how God looks and feels about you. Your creator made you and cannot help but have an overflowing, never-stopping delight for you. Psalm 18:19 reminds us that “God rescued you, because He delighted in you.”

And let me remind you, friend, that NOTHING can separate you from that incredible love of your King:  

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
— Romans 8:38-39

NOT ONE THING can separate you.

Not your anxiety.

Not your depression.

Not your chronic pain.

Not your debt.

Not your past.

Not your present.

Not your family history.

Not your mistakes.

Not your scars.

Not your unemployment.

Not your hurt.

Not your sin.

Not your broken marriage.

Not failures.

Not your worship of other things.

Not your fears.

NOTHING separates you from God’s love. He tore the curtain from top to bottom on the day He was crucified to display that there is NOTHING that prevents us from His love, that prevents us from access to the King.

Today's truth: I am fiercely fought for and loved by a good Father.

Live loved. Know how loved you are. You can rest secure. You can rest in your identity as the daughter of the Most High King who is incredibly loved. You don't have to scramble to prove your worth. You don't have to hustle to have hope. You can stop trying to perform and be perfect.

You could accomplish nothing from here on out and you would still be fiercely loved. This love is not built on YOU and what you do, it is built on God and who He is. That is such good news to carry into the school year. It is good news for parents, for children, for bus-drivers, for administration, for everyone. Take this truth with you today and share it with your children, your friends, your neighbors. 

Dear God, thank you for your love. Thank you that not one thing can separate me from your love. Help me to see the places that feel unlovable to you and to say: despite it all, I am loved. I want to hear you throughout the day whisper to me about your love. You are a good Father. Amen.  


Amy Seiffert