We’ve all been there. Maybe it was in front of a crowd or in a closet where you were alone. We’ve all felt worthless. It’s a terrible feeling.
For some it may causes a deep dive in isolation. They don’t want to be around anyone because of how they feel about themselves, and don’t want to run the risk of feeling this way again.
For other it may cause an unhealthy drive. They don’t want to feel worthless again, so they work tirelessly. They ignore their friends, family, beliefs, and much more just to never feel worthless again. This is me.
No matter how feeling worthless causes you to act, we’ve all been there.
There is a story in 2 Samuel 9 about a man named Mephibosheth (so glad I just have to type it no actually say it out loud) who was crippled and David.
David is now king, and Saul and Jonathan are both dead. David asks if there is anyone left from the house of Saul that he could show kindness to.
A servant tells David there is one last living person who is from the house of Saul. His name is Mephibosheth and he is the grandson to Saul and the son to Jonathan. David immediately wants to send for Mephibosheth to come to him so he can show kindness to him, however, Mephibosheth is crippled.
David being the great leader he was, quickly sends someone his people to go pick up Mephibosheth and bring him back to his house. As soon as Mephibosheth is in the presence of David he fell on his face.
Mephibosheth’s father was Jonathan, but his grandfather was Saul. Saul tried to kill David several times. Mephibosheth thought he was going to die for the evil his grandfather (Saul) did to David.
Think about it for a moment.
Mephibosheth is the grandson to a king who tried to kill David, who he was going to see. Mephibosheth had no other family left on the earth. Mephibosheth was crippled.
I’m sure that Mephibosheth felt worthless.
Mephibosheth felt worthless, but David saw who he truly was. God does this same thing. Mephibosheth walked into David’s presence fearing for his life but left with all that belong to his grandfather and a seat at David’s table the rest of his life.
Satan tricks us into believing this lie, “You are nothing. You are worthless. Why would God want anything to do with you?” When we believe this, we stop spending time in prayer and God’s Word. When we believe this, we become crippled for God’s Kingdom.
God knows you may feel worthless. God knows you are sinful. God knows everything about you, yet He sees you through the lens of His Son Jesus, who puts us in right standing with God through His life, death, burial, and resurrection. We just have to trust in Him.
Don’t feel worthless. Don’t be crippled.