Embedded into every human being is a deep need to find meaning in life. Burning questions such as “Do I matter?”, “Am I wanted?” and “Do you care?” drive us to look for our value, meaning and significance, particularly from our family of origin. This is also what drives adopted children to tirelessly search for their biological parents, even when they are dearly loved by their adopted parents.
God’s Word reminds us not to look to any human being for perfect loving care. Only God is the perfect role model for both fatherly and motherly love. Only God can show us our significance because He is the One who created us. In His eyes, we are precious, no matter what we may have done.
Isaiah 49:15 ESV “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Psalm 103:13 ESV As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
God cares intensely for us. He painstakingly and intricately designed us as we were in our mother’s womb. Every single detail of our lives has never escaped His notice. He will always help us through difficulties if we go to Him for wisdom and counsel. We will only feel like no one cares for us because we try to define our value through other imperfect human beings, rather than through God. Only God can give us perfect, deep, and eternal restoration. All other sources can only offer us temporary relief.
Psalm 139:13-14 ESV For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.