Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
I think I’ll go eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones
Eensie weensy squeensy ones
See how they wiggle and squirm!
Do you remember singing this song as a child? I don’t know where it came from. But I remember singing it and sometimes even today the words come back into my mind.
When it does it makes me think what are we saying to ourselves. What is our self-talk? Is it like the words from the song?
Nobody likes me.
Everybody hates me.
I’m so pathetic.
I’m so fat.
I keep making the same mistakes.
I hate myself
I hate my life.
God must be mad at me.
The list could go on and on. But what does God think of us?
For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:16-17.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.
When we start singing the worm song let’s remind ourselves what God thinks of us.