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How Do You Measure Your Worth?

A farthing is worth one-quarter of one penny, but it could purchase two sparrows during Bible times. At that price, one could say that the sparrow wasn’t worth much! But God sees when a sparrow falls to the ground,  and the Bible says He must give His consent first. If this is how much He cares about the fallen sparrow,  how then should we measure our worth in a world that can be so harsh? What do we do when feelings of being unimportant or forgotten arise?

It’s in these moments we must believe what God’s Word says about those feelings: “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”Matthew 10: 29-31

When we feel unimportant it can cause  fear to invade our heart. We can begin to feel lonely, wondering how valuable we are to those we care about.  We must  take comfort in the truth above—that we are very valuable to our God.  He even has the hairs of our  head numbered!

In the Amplified Bible, Matthew 10:29 says that not one sparrow falls without the Father’s consent and notice, and that we need not fear because everything that happens to us must pass through His hands first.

When we truly know God, and have experienced His faithfulness in our own lives, we can have peace and confidence in this truth—“if it’s in my life, then God allowed it for a reason and I can trust in His goodness.” Trust in the One Who sees every sparrow that falls–and values you above all!

Do you ever feel forgotten or unimportant? How does it feel to know that God Himself has the hairs of your head numbered, and your life in His Hands? 

 

About Lisa

Lisa
My husband Dan and I have three children and three grandchildren. We live in central Illinois. I am a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature, a member of faithwriters.com, and a member of SCBWI. My writings have been published at chirstiandevotions.us, in DevotionMagazine, the PrairieWind Newsletter, and here at thebottomline.co.

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