Have you ever felt so lost in a crowd that you believe no one notices you? Have you ever felt that you life isn't important or that what you do doesn't matter? Well, you and your life matter to God. He has assured you that, "I have written your name on my hand." (Isaiah 49:16) How awesome is that! Think back to the times when you didn't have paper and needed to remember something *important*, so you grabbed a pen and wrote it on your hand. It was right there where you could see it and always on your mind.
The same goes with you and God. And because your name is written on His hand, that means you are important to Him. And because you are important, everything that matters to you, matters also to Him.
Think about that the next time the bills come, or the car breaks down, or you get that rejection slip from an editor/agent. You are important. *You* matter to God.
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