About a year ago I made myself a list, it was a list of all of the lies that I am most prone to believe. Then I made a new list, one with the truths that directly opposed those lies.  I’ve decided to share them both since I happen  to know that I’m not the only person susceptible to these falsehoods:

LIES 

Unwanted

Unloved

Unforgiven

Unknown/knowable

Naturally fearful

Full of Darkness

Ugly

Inadequate

Unusable 

Shameful

Out of Chances

Lowly

Defeated    

TRUTH
I am…

Chosen  

Ephesians 1:11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

 

Loved

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Purified

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Completely Known

Psalm 139:1

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.

 

No Longer Enslaved to Fear

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.

Light

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.

Lovely

Song of Solomon 1:15

How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!

Made holy

Hebrews 10:14

For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

 

Useful 

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

 

Unashamed

Psalm 34:5

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Given Infinite Mercies

Lamentations 3:22-23

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;  great is your faithfulness.

Child of the King

Romans 8:17

Now if we are children, then we are heirsheirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Victorious

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.