We, humans, are insecure creatures. Even the proudest and most self-confident among us like to hear from others how much they are worth. We feed off of it. We love hearing others talk us up or reaffirm our good qualities. We need it. But human praise cannot fill the void deep within us. Emptiness creeps back in as soon as the applause we sought finally subsides.
Yet, our Designer did make us with a way to fill that void. It immediately resets us to our factory settings and restores all that we imagine we have lost. It reassures us of worth that only our Father above can give. It is the very voice of God telling us that we each mean something special to Him. Our Maker tells us that we are His. We are worth an enormous sacrifice He had to make.
When His words sink in, then that empty hole within us need no longer hurt us. Our worries shift from ourselves to His. Instead of aching to gain so much for ourselves, we will want the Lord to have what He has always wanted. We will also desire the relationship that He has always wanted with us!
This shift in interests is sometimes called righteousness. It is not something we gain on our own. It comes to us as our relationship grows. God knows what is in our hearts. He knows our way. Let´s open our hearts to the Lord and let Him fill us with His righteousness forever!
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish. Psalm 1:6 (WEB)