Psalm 139:13-15-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.
Mirrors are not quite as fun as they used to be these days. I see wrinkles roaring loudly in my reflection, gray hair would be my crown, if it were not for clever highlights and coloring. Gone are the days of flat tummies, toned muscles, and glowing skin. While we are so busy dissecting our flaws, God is watching and wondering, “When will you know that you are the most beautiful thing to me? When will you accept that you are exquisite and priceless to me?” His hands, lovingly and wonderfully made, make us.
Still, in the vast expanse of plasticized beauty, we might feel somewhat less than the ‘beauty’ we are created to be. Visual content all around us makes it hard to fight. Victoria no longer has any secrets, as we get to see it displayed on our T.V. screens daily! Commercial television, internet ads, and magazine covers glare at us at every turn. Unless you are made of millions, you have no choice but to watch the aging process take hold, and pull you in every direction as it fights the draw of sheer gravity.
You, my friend, are fearfully and wonderfully made. Read those words with confidence, with your shoulders held high and your chin slightly tilted upward. Nothing, no nothing will ever take that away. While we certainly do not want to put our worth into vanity, we struggle with the concept of accepting our beauty as a much bigger plan, His plan. You were wonderfully made- all of you, from your mind, your heart to the mane of beautiful graying hair, or the marks of a life well lived that fall across our bodies over time, every part of you is wonderfully made.
God knows us intimately. He has enjoyed an active role in our lives the moment he created us. He knows our plan. You were wonderfully made the moment you came to be, and then when you took your first breath, and your first step. The day you went on your first date. Your beauty is something that can never descend into oblivion, for you are of God’s wonderful works, and does anything of His wonder ever disappear?
We have all heard these words in a women’s study before- not sure about men, but we women know it well. I ask you to join me, in truly trusting God that you are this creature of wonder, that He, himself knit in your mother’s womb. Join me in saying these words and believing them for your life, living them aloud. You are amazing, a delight in the eyes of our Lord, and a gift to all those around you.
Whether they know it, express it, or understand it, YOU must be the one to own it.
Trust it, Live it, and Share the message with every woman you know!
Boldly repeat, “I AM WONDERFULLY MADE!”