Maybe you were mistreated and abused as a child and no one honored you.
Maybe your marriage never included that “happily-ever-after” life, and you felt betrayed and abused. Your spouse did not honor you.
Maybe you work in a toxic environment where you’re just trying to survive one day at a time. No one in your workplace honors you or your gifts.
Many women feel as if they have never received honor, even from the ones who know and love them best. They feel devalued and worthless, because others have told them by words and by actions that they don’t matter.
But God is not that way. He highly values his daughters and in fact, he tells us about it in Isaiah 43:4, “You are precious in My sight; You are honored and I love you.”
He goes on to say, “Don’t be afraid. I am with you.”
No matter how others may treat us, no matter how devalued we feel by society, the church or even family and friends – God knows our value.
He created us with incredible gifts and talents and He delights in watching us as we use them. He made us emotional creatures, because we are made in His image and He, too, has emotions. He calls us precious, because He loves us with a pure and eternal love.
2013 GateWay of Hope Ministries – The Helping Place for Hurting Women