Longing to Belong: Discovering the Joy of Acceptance

Longing to Belong: Discovering the Joy of Acceptance

by Shawna Marie Bryant


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Become fully aware that you are unconditionally loved and accepted.

From a young age, we all learn that cruel words can wound, but Longing to Belong will show you how Scripture can heal your heart. Join Shawna as she turns to Psalm 139 and reveals seven life-giving affirmations that everyone needs:
God knows me.
He is always with me.
I am not invisible.
I am wonderfully made.
God’s countless thoughts are for me.
I have enemies, but . . .
I can walk in victory!

Writing with honesty and transparency, Shawna will show you how to handle your hurts and grasp the keys to freedom when others have rejected you. Walk with her through the Bible and see anew that your Creator is not a harsh critic or a taskmaster to be feared. Instead, learn to claim your rightful place as accepted by God and live in joy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684264803
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Shawna Marie Bryant is a professional communicator and creative, Shawna and her husband, Steve, own Bryant Digital Media, an award-winning digital media production company. They have raised two children to embrace their true identities, and now enjoy the pleasure of grandparenting. A passionate Bible teacher, Shawna is the host of the Believe & Speak podcast and blogs regularly at shawnamariebryant.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Manifesto 11

Chapter 2 God Knows Me 27

Psalm 139:1-4

Chapter 3 He Is always with Me 49

Psalm 139:5-8

Chapter 4 I Am Not Invisible 71

Psalm 139:9-12

Chapter 5 I Am Wonderfully Made 93

Psalm 139:13-16

Chapter 6 God's Countless Thoughts Are for Me 111

Psalm 139:17-18

Chapter 7 I Have Enemies, But 133

Psalm 139:19-22

Chapter 8 I Can Walk in Victory! 159

Psalm 139:23-24

Chapter 9 The Key to Freedom 181

Appendix: Tools to Believe and Speak Truth 193

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 207

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