The tantrums of a six-year-old have interesting dynamics.
Sometimes, the tantrum is over something ridiculous—like the wrong color sock in the basket. At other times, one is left trying to insert logic into an overly emotional situation. Without fail, they leave us breathless, exhausted, and, on occasion, flabbergasted.
Such was one of my daughter’s recent tantrums. I was nothing short of stunned when she screamed, “Jesus didn’t make me the right kid.” In that moment, my heart broke for what she had not yet realized: she was perfectly and wonderfully made.
The Bible reminds us that God knows us. From our every thought to the words unspoken on our tongue, He knows. God created our innermost being and knit us together in our mothers’ wombs. We are fearfully and wonderfully made by His wonderful works.
When things aren’t going our way, the Devil loves to encourage our insecurities. He takes pride in planting doubt and fostering the “I’m not made right” attitude. Don’t allow the Devil to capitalize on your tantrum. Seek confirmation from the One who knows the depth of your soul.
Thank God for making you a beautiful, perfect child of the King. Even in times of turmoil, highlight the beauty of your uniqueness and your flaws. Spend your days knowing you are “made right.”
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