How often have you felt the sting of other’s success when you seem to be failing?
We all experience not feeling good enough, watching women around us lose weight, receive a job promotion, have a great marriage, or children who seem to behave all the time. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you are not good enough.
While dealing with depression and anxiety for many years, I would often believe I was not good enough in every area of my life. At my lowest point, when I wanted to commit suicide, I knew God had made a mistake when He created me. How could God love me when I couldn’t even make it through one day without feeling useless and less than?
I walked a lonely path for a long time thinking I was a mistake.
Thankfully, God took me out of that pit of despair and held my hand as I began to walk in truth and light. The past four years have brought much healing and growth along with big lessons about how I have more power over my thoughts than I realized.
Some days I have to tell myself over and over that I am wanted, valued, and good enough to be loved. When I see other women having it all together I must remind my heart that I am not walking their story out I am walking my own. Their souls are just as fragile as mine, their hearts and minds just as tender.
But sometimes I still don’t feel good enough. I let the world get under my skin and become the thing I worry about the most. During these times is when we need to lean into Jesus and pray for hope and restoration.
Prayer is vital to our walk with Christ. There are hundreds of prayer s in the bible that we can repeat and take to heart. I hope the following prayer helps you when you don’t feel good enough. Remember, in God’s eyes you beautiful and more than enough!
There are so many times I don’t feel good enough.
I can’t seem to make time for the important things that need to get done.
I see other women who look like they have it all together, and I feel like I’ll never be good enough.
I know your Word tells me that you love me no matter what, but sometimes it’s hard to believe that truth.
Would you please reassure me right now that I am enough in your eyes?
I want to understand how you can love me when I mess up so much.
Please, help me rest in your love and acceptance.
In Your Name,