Valuable to God
For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
Keep in mind that God is speaking to the nation of Israel in this verse. As a young man marries a virgin as his bride, so Israel’s sons would marry her land and make her fruitful and productive again. While she may feel like a deserted, desolate, abandoned “has-been” of a woman, she will be as a new virgin bride when God restores her.
Regardless of what you have faced in this life and how ugly you may feel, God’s plan is to restore you and rejoice over you as if you were a new bride. While others may place you on the clearance rack, God chooses you as His very own and instills worth in you that the world cannot touch. You are wanted, chosen, and desired for destiny. Anyone who discounts you fails to see your worth and does not belong in the plan God has for you.
Turn to Christ today, and allow Him to give you a new identity – one with a rich inheritance. God values you and wants to restore you. His desire is to rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride. Come off the clearance rack of someone else’s opinion of you, and delve into the abundance of God’s love and grace for you. You belong with the valuables because you are of great value to Him.
Have a blessed day!