In a world with billions of people, it’s easy to feel insignificant. But you matter.
Remember the last time you took a moment to stand still and look up at the stars? Doing so reminds me of how incredible our Heavenly Father’s creations are. It also reminds me of how small I am compared not just to the world but to the universe around me. “Worlds without number have I created” (Moses 1:33). Amidst the vastness of God’s creations, we can easily feel unimportant. But Heavenly Father has a plan for each of his children, and we are so important to him.
In his address “You Matter to Him,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says, “This is the paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God.” Heavenly Father sees our infinite worth and loves us perfectly. He loves us more than we could imagine. Moses 1:39 states God’s view of our significance: “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” Everything God does is to help us succeed. We truly are everything to God.
Knowing our worth in God’s eyes can influence the way we see and treat ourselves and others. It can remind us of our purpose on this earth, and it can help us avoid the discouragement Satan hopes we feel. President Uchtdorf says, “The Lord uses a scale very different from the world’s to measure the worth of a soul.” We can feel peace in knowing that no matter how vast the universe is, our Heavenly Father’s love for us is even more expansive.
Discover more about how much we matter to God in President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s general conference address “You Matter to Him.”
Source: General Conference
—Talia Erickson, Latter-day Saint Insights
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Find more insights
Take a look at Alyssa Anderson’s Latter-day Saint Insights article “You Are Worthy of God’s Love” to read more about how God sees our infinite worth.
Read “Four Tips to Love Yourself” by a Latter-day Saint Insights contributor to learn more about how to see your true value.