You have experienced what it’s like to be forgotten, overlooked or treated as if you have nothing of value to add. Probably too many times and perhaps right now. God knows your pain – and God wants to take it away. But you have to help God by allowing God’s love to penetrate your walls of protection, actively look for what God is doing and trust that God’s love defines you far more than what anyone else does to you. And when you do – even if it’s only a tentative first step – you will experience how God lifts you up when others want to keep you down.