The other day I was listening to one of my favorite bands, For King & Country. The song "Matter" came on, and I absolutely loved the truth of the lyrics. Here is a sample:
"To the one who spoke and set the sun ablaze
To the one who stopped the storm and walked the waves
To the one who took the tree so He could say
You matter, I hope you know you matter
I know it's not easy, not saying it's fair
But close as a prayer somebody cares
You're a treasure, I hope you know you're treasured
So hold your head high, wait for the dawn
Keep hanging on, your sadness will turn into laughter
Watch it turn into laughter, yeah"
You matter more than you will ever know, by a God who died to show you. If you look at the first paragraph of lyrics above, you'll see that they say God did everything He did on earth to show that you matter. He didn't have to make this earth, or come to it for that matter. He didn't have to do any miracles. He didn't have to die on the cross. But He did because we -you- matter to Him.
It may not feel like you matter. You may feel like God has abandoned you or doesn't care about what you are going through. But He's right there. (Deuteronomy 31:6) You may be going through something tough and you don't understand how it will ever come to any good. It eventually will. You may think that the things you do behind-the-scenes don't matter. But they do, more than you know.
"All of the dreams that haven't come true
And all of the hurt that happened to you
It matters, I hope you know it matters
You felt the pain of a bitter defeat
Where the weight of the grief is more bitter than sweet
It matters, I'm telling you it matters"
Struggles are meant to refine you and shape who you are. I know in my personal life, the struggles I've been through have made me a stronger person and have taught me so much. Each of those struggles have mattered, and all of them in the future will too.
You matter, what you are going through matters, and everything you do matters. Because He loves you.
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