By Karen Smith
When I’m mismatched or sloppy or an emotional basket case, I don’t feel beautiful. I get trapped in negative self-talk and feelings of unworthiness. However, that’s not an accurate reflection of my identity in God’s eyes. Here are four promises to help you know you are beautiful no matter your circumstance.
You Are Beautifully Created
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
God formed you in your mother’s womb. He adores you. God has designed you with a purpose. In God’s eyes, your struggles are part of your beauty. His thoughts about you cannot be numbered. You are beautifully created.
You Are a Beautiful Masterpiece
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
No one can replicate your unique beauty when you are yielded to the Spirit of God. You are God’s masterpiece. Uniquely created and designed. You are a beautiful masterpiece.
You Are a Beautiful Reflection
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.
1 Thessalonians 1:3-5 (NIV)
God loves you and has chosen you to be his own. For those that have accepted God’s gift of salvation, you have been given the Holy Spirit to reside in you. You are a beautiful reflection of Jesus.
You Are Beautifully Broken
Then the word of the Lord came to me.He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
Jeremiah 18:5-6 (NIV)
God specializes in making broken things beautiful. You may feel crushed and broken down. However, that is when God molds you and shapes you to be more like him. You are in God’s hand, and you are beautifully broken.
Why It’s Important to Believe You Are Beautiful
l like the days that I feel good about myself and feel presentable. However, it is critical to recognize that I am still beautiful even when I’m a frazzled mess.
How you view yourself is important in your marriage. If you feel unlovable, it will be hard to receive love from others, including your husband.
Here’s a challenge for you: continually capture your negative self-talk and work on changing what you say to yourself.
Take time to remember:
You are beautifully created.
You are a beautiful masterpiece.
You are a beautiful reflection of Jesus.
You are in God’s hands, and you are beautifully broken.
Wife Tip: Do you feel unlovely, unworthy, and undeserving? If so, choose one of these four promises to memorize and meditate on one of these promises.
Karen lives in Madison, Alabama with her husband and three children. Karen has served as Preschool and Children’s Pastor and has been involved in women’s ministry for many years leading small groups, making hospital visits, organizing retreats, and encouraging the hearts of women. What started out as a way to communicate medical facts has become a place where Karen uses life experiences to encourage others in their life journey. When she’s not busy caring for her family or writing, you might find her cooking or crafting.
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