One of the struggles many have in life is that they feel worthless. They are insecure in themselves and uncertain what to do about it. Some decide to quit altogether and drown out their feelings with addictions, constant sleep or doing harmful things to themselves. Others take the opposite angle and attempt to do all they can to make themselves appear worthwhile by trying to excel in many areas or doing what it takes to get to the top of the ladder, while at the very same time they are breaking inside feeling empty and more and more like a hypocrite. Feeling worthless is not a new thing. People have been struggling with that for a long time. Ever since Adam ate the fruit and felt shame, hiding from God, we have felt worthless.
And it isn’t all bad. The feeling of worthlessness shows concern for where one is and a desire for something better. It shows the realization that things are not the way they should be. The fact is that God created us in His image and likeness and desired to have a special bond with us (Genesis 2). That was sacrificed for what we thought was something better (Genesis 3). So, as Ephesians tells us, we are “dead in our transgressions and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). We cannot rectify our special bond with God. It has been broken beyond repair. No wonder someone may feel so worthless and downtrodden.