My child, stop comparing yourself with others. You know that that sort of thinking is of no benefit to you. I created you and declared you good. I designed you; formed you; dreamt you up and put you together. You are my handiwork, and I delight over you!
I love you. I am singing over you a great song of joy.
Even when you are struggling or hurting and even when you feel weak or that you’ve done something wrong, I am rejoicing in you. I don’t stop loving you. You can’t stop me! So please don’t turn away from me. Let’s not waste time. Come to me and let me see to your wounds and your mistakes – accept my forgiveness and then let’s get on with our relationship, you and I.
I have great discoveries for you to make within yourself: wonderful gifts, talents and abilities to be found! For them to be uncovered your focus first needs to shift from dwelling on your lack to dwelling in me. Fix your eyes on me, just as my eyes are fixed on you.
For the Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with his love and rejoice over you with singing.