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You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Did you ever stick your foot in your mouth and say something you later regretted ? One Sunday morning I was having a bad hair day and I went into the restroom at church. I walked right up to the mirror and made the comment, " Oh my hair looks terrible." As I was trying to fuss with my hair and continued to grumble, an older woman stood by and watched me as I shoved hair this way and that. I could see her reflection in the mirror staring back at me, and after a few seconds she smiled and said, "Well at least you have hair." I stood there frozen with my hands still stuck in my hair noticing she had a bright, colorful scarf wrapped around her head. I knew this person. She had cancer and had lost her hair due to the chemo treatments. It was only a few weeks later when I learned she had passed away.

How often do we complain about our weight? Or after the fourth outfit change, ask our husbands, "Do these jeans make me look fat?" Notice, I blamed the jeans! We point out that we grew another mole or scream at the wrinkle in the mirror. We get caught up in how the world says we should look and our focus is back on ourselves instead of Jesus. Those words, "At least you still have hair" continue to resonate with me. It was another reminder not to just be happy with how the Lord made me, but to praise Him for it. "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 )" I am so glad God continually reminds me through scripture that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am grateful for who you made me to be. I am your daughter whom you made. You are a perfect God who loves me exactly the way I am today. May my focus be on You, Lord and not my physical image. Help me to look at myself and others through your eyes - as daughters who are valued and special to you. Amen

Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

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