We all get hurt from time to time––it’s part of life. Whether the pain causes physical, emotional or mental harm, oftentimes the consequences of that pain cause us to consider ourselves less than we are. Our self-esteem can be easily stained to a point where we think we may not be worthy. However, that is not what the Word of God says about who we are.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. —Genesis 1:27, KJV
We know that God does not make trash. He made man and woman in His image. Let’s try to wrap our minds around that: we were made in the image of the Almighty who created everything known to man! That is how special we are to Him. God created both men and women and God only makes good things, therefore we are all good in His sight.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. —Romans 8:14-17, KJV
We are children, sons, of the Living God and co-heirs with Christ. According to the Word of God, you are a child of God, a son. Unlike people who hurt one another, God loves you unconditionally. It does not matter where you have been or what you have done. When you made the decision to follow Him, all bets were off. Nothing was kept the same, because your life is now His.
He does not look at you through the eyes of man; He looks at you through the blood of His Son. His crucifixion took care of your past and future sins. Jesus paid the price for all sin. So now, you can be called a son and daughter of Christ. That is who God says you are.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. —Acts 20:32, KJV
Sanctified in the Greek means to be holy; i.e. morally blameless, innocent and pure. When you became a child of God, you were sanctified and made clean before Him, qualifying you to be a co-heir with His Son Jesus.
Father God cares about what you have been through, but He does not look at our trials in the same way we do. We look at things through the eyes of our life, our pain. Whereas He looks at our lives through the blood of His Son. He sees us as pure, chaste, morally blameless and innocent. He views us as lost sheep while he is the shepherd constantly searching for us.
We need to renew our minds, so our outlook of ourselves line up with Scripture. His Word says we are washed by the Blood. Any wounds incurred in our past are under the Blood.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. —1 Corinthians 6:9-11, KJV
Notice this says you are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified. These are all present tense. Your past is behind you. God does not look at it when He looks at you. You are His beloved child.