God did make us, each of us, in His image (Gen 1:26-27). We, mankind, are the only creatures that God made that has His personal "stamp". Even the angels cannot claim that they were made in His image - but we can. When God looks at us He sees His image. Isn't that an awesome realization?
If you have a child, and your child is acting up, (and inevitably they all do in some capacity or another) regardless of what it is, you still see them as your child. No matter their age, no matter how far they have strayed they are still a part of you. Your DNA is coursing through their vines - they have some of your features, mannerisms and even parts of your personality. Just like that, when God looks at us He sees reflections of Him. In spite of everything we do wrong and displeasing in His sight - He still sees us in His image.
When you are doubting your worth, when you look in the mirror and wish you saw a different reflection, or when circumstances start to make you question why you are here - remember God purposely made you in His image.
In spite of how you may feel about yourself, or how others may look at you, God looks at you and sees that when He made you it was "very good" (Gen 1:31).
You are fearfully and wonderfully made my friend and there's just no denying it.
"Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day." (Psalm 139:13-16 MSG)
Just Around The Corner,