I Feel Worthless: Why Keep Living?

By Liz Cowen Furman:

I  feel worthless, so why keep living? Have thoughts like this ever plagued you?


Image by Liz Cowen Furman

There was a time in my life when I found all of my self-worth based on what I believed others thought of me, sometimes on what I thought of myself. I was an absolute people pleaser.

Living like that is very dangerous; like standing on the edge of a cliff. A person standing on the edge of a cliff has no chance when the wind changes or a gust comes, or especially if a storm blows in.

When I was in college, I took an apologetics class. The professor shared with us that the Bible clearly states that there are no accidents, that God is in control. See Revelation 3:7

In Psalm 139 it says, God knit each of us together in our mother’s womb. That we each are fearfully and wonderfully made. We learn from the life of Mary (Jesus’ earthly mother) that God has a purpose for each of us to fulfill. That He will equip each of us to complete that purpose. That our worth is not found in what others think of us, or even what we think of ourselves, but in what our Abba (Daddy) God thinks of us. And since He created us we must have worth. He makes NO mistakes. He also has promised to forgive us when we fail.

So take heart! If you are in a season where you think your life has no worth, know that is a lie of the enemy. Your life does have worth, purpose and there is a reason you were born at this particular time in history, like Esther. See Esther 4

Every one of us, while here on the planet, will be forced to go through storms that threaten to knock us off our feet. Somehow for me, just knowing that God is really in control helps. He will see me through and just like the rainbow at the end of a storm, His promise to never leave me or forsake me stands. If you are His, it stands for you too. See Joshua 1:5: No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

If you are at the end of your rope today, cry out to the living God. Ask Him to help you, to show you the way. He will. Look for the answer. It might come in a different form than you expected, but He will answer. For more about how to be best friends with the One in control of everything and how to find God, see Linda Evans Shepherd’s book When You Can’t Find God. http://www.ignitemyfaith.com/  Read why to keep living and hang in there.

Check out this video by Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli singing The Prayer, and know that I am praying for you as you read this post, that you will find peace and know that God Loves YOU. Praying you will know that your life has purpose and the current circumstances are not the way it will be for long.

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