Have you ever felt like no one knew your name? That you were invisible to others?
I am more on the shy introverted side. It takes me a while to warm up and get to know people. I tend to hang back and observe before I jump into anything. When I was younger I struggled with being introverted which lead to social anxiety and depression. At times caused me to blend in and not have many friends. It didn’t help that I couldn’t establish roots at school when I changed schools 8 times for various reasons. By high school I had had enough and didn’t even attempt to make friends at the school I graduated from. I had a best friend and boyfriend so what else did I need? It still didn’t help the fact that I felt lonely, ate lunch alone and rarely talked to my fellow classmates. I do want to point out that this is not a poor reflection on them. They are wonderful people who probably didn’t know how to handle someone as shy as I was. One can’t make friends if one doesn’t talk to people right?
How thankful I am that the Lord knows me. I’ve never been invisible to Him. If He knows the stars by name I know without a doubt that He knows each and every one of us by name. Isaiah 43:1 says, “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.'” Did you read that? God created you. You are HIS! You aren’t alone. You are wanted. You are needed. You have a purpose. You are loved!