“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
I used to deal with self-esteem issues in middle school, particularly regarding my abilities and my appearance. I realized how foolish that was in high school, but still desired “better” for my physical health. Later, as my husband and I worked out together, I obtained a fitness- and health-related degree, and I then began birthing babies, I finally realized how amazing our bodies are and fretted much, much less on comparing my appearance to another.
But, recently, I caught myself glancing in the mirror and immediately thinking “disgusting.”
Or, worse, kicking myself whenever I fail (which occurs way more often than I look in the mirror).
And sometimes I need to read and re-read my own posts, like this one from last year:
“God chose us before the foundation of world. Does that baffle anyone else’s mind? He chose us. Us. You. Me. Them. Not only did He choose – in love – but He chose us for the purpose of becoming holy before Him.”
Please read the rest of that post by clicking here. (Go ahead and read it. It’s not too long, and it’s worth the read. It’s worth the re-read for me, at least. If you want to see more posts from the “I Am Adopted” theme we wrote on that month, click here or visit our “adopted” Pinterest board here.)
We are always chosen and loved. Yesterday, last year, today, tomorrow. Loved by the God who created us.
How does this knowledge change your day today? Please click here to share your thoughts, prayers, and favorite verses in the comments.
Want more reminders of God’s truth and love? We gather ideas on our “Inspiration” board on Pinterest.