So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15 (NLT)
Do you ever have those awkward moments when you feel like you don’t belong? For me, it was the year I had two friends that moved away from my town over the summer. When the school year started up again, I felt left out. It seemed like all the other students had groups and friends, and I was walking the halls of school alone because all my friends had moved away.
I hated that feeling like I didn’t belong. It made me feel like I wasn’t important. I just wanted someone to care and want to be my friend. It was a rough school year. However, verses like this one really helped me.
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I realized that God adopted me into His family. I spent time getting closer to God and thinking about how much He loved me. I realized that even if the other students at school weren’t going to care that I didn’t have a group of friends that God did. He cared about every part of my life. Drawing close to God in that difficult time really helped me. I realized that what truly mattered was the fact that God wanted me and wanted a relationship with me.
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So if you feel alone. If you question your worth at times, take comfort knowing that God loves you. He wanted you to be His children and adopted you into His family.