Of Worthlessness

Soul Snack 229/13 ... Of Worthlessness

For those who have lived around, or even within the trash cans of life...

The frequent absence of another's validation scorches the soul.

A heart hammered by abuse and eyes persistently watered from angry stares must only create debilitation within.

Those who are circumnavigated by rejection are dogged by the sense of worthlessness. A Damocles sword shadows their relationships while another event of rejection is painfully anticipated.

For those consistently weighed and measured by others' sour spirits or shallow minds, the demons are healthy - even tribal.

Penning torture, Louise Gluck echoes this depth of worthlessness:

What is my heart to you

That you must break it over and over...

Practice on something else.

The Lord knows no sour spirit, and enjoys no shallow mind.

The Lord invites the undervalued to His lounge-room, and calls them into His family and service.

With a delight that that only heaven can hold the Father beams without restraint from His throne - you are my sons and daughters, I am your very proud father. Symbolically this father cups His warm hands to hold their worn hearts.#

It is the good Lord of heaven who sees the nobility in the ignoble, and tenderly measures their correct worth.

On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord's house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. (Zech 14:20)

We hold that man is never so near grace as when he feels he can do nothing at all. ~ Charles Spurgeon

Worthlessness is no impediment to both the divine family and service, in fact it is the gateway to grace.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"If your church shows you law while your heart screams for love, you are in a court not a church." ~ quote from SoulSupply's 1st book - GREAT MERCY - coming very soon.

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# GREAT MERCY~ (Bloomington IN, WestBow Press, 2013), 91