The Case of Lena S by David BergenThe Case of Lena S. follows the life, loves, and coming-of-age of sixteen-year-old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world. At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has chosen Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair. Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Mason in ways he does not always understand. We meet Masons first love, an older girl destined for an arranged marriage; his mother, who takes a lover; and a wise and erudite blind man with a voyeuristic streak, to whom Mason reads. Playful, and with deadpan humour, the novel brilliantly captures the yearnings of youth, as well as the tantalizing possibilities and the confounding absurdities that sometimes lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships.
Bible Verses About Self-Worth
We all get those days that we just don't feel good enough for anything. Everything is going wrong. For me, I go to the bible to read the words of God. His personal dialog for us is filled with encouragement, hope, and lessons we can learn from. Here are my top ten verses that are uplifting and impacting when at the lowest of lows:. Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure.
The Bible actually has quite a bit to say about self-confidence, self-worth, and self-respect. The Good Book informs us that self-worth is given to us from God. He provides us with strength and all that we need to live a godly life. When we're looking for direction , it helps to know who we are in Christ. With this knowledge, God gives us the self-assurance we need to walk the path he has provided for us. As we grow in faith, our confidence in God grows. He is always there for us.
Often we put our self-worth in the type of clothes that we wear, the type of car that we drive, our accomplishments, our financial status, our relationship status, our talents, our appearance, etc. If you do this you will end up feeling broken and depressed. Allow it to come from the perfect merit of Christ. Christ is the answer to all self-worth issues that may arise in your life. You are more to God than you can ever imagine! God created man in His own image. As a result of the fall we are all broken.
1. Philippians 4:13:
No person is one-dimensional. Actually, there are three views of every individual: the view that God has of us, the opinions that others hold concerning us, and the perception we have of ourselves. Each of these is quite important.
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What does the Bible say about? 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. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. Have I not commanded you?