and wonderfully made.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
you ever look in the mirror and wished you were different?
Maybe you are too short, or too tall, or too thin, or
too heavy. The list never seems to end. Even the super
model seems to be preoccupied with the one slight imperfection
that nobody else even notices. It seems that most of us,
in varying degrees, are not happy with the way we were
some of us, it might physical dissatisfaction, while for
others it might be that we're not be smart enough, or
outgoing enough, or etc. etc. etc. Our society has believed
a lie that says we have to look and act a certain way
in order to be accepted. Even those who make up the standards
of acceptance feel unaccepted deep down in their hearts.
No matter how hard we try to change our outward appearance
in order to gain love and acceptance, I am afraid that
it will always elude us.
love and acceptance does not come from changing ourselves
to become more loveable, for according to Psalm 139, we
all already loved just the way we are. In verse 14, the
psalmist cries out "I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well." When God created us, He made us
exactly the way He planned. When He designed us, before
we were even in our mother's womb, He planned our size,
the color of our eyes, the color of our skin, everything
as He proclaimed His creation good in Genesis 1, He proclaims
that we were made perfect in His site. When we believe
the Hollywood lies that we are not good enough, we are
in fact, disagreeing with how God made us. Your Father
in heaven does not make junk! You are fearfully and wonderfully
made and God's work in your life is wonderful! You do
not need to conform to somebody else's image of success,
but only ask God for ears to hear His delight in your
next time you look in the mirror, don't be afraid of what
you see, for you were made in the image of God, and He
declares that you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Father, forgive me for not agreeing with You that I am
fearfully and wonderfully made. Forgive me for believing
the lies that I have to be somebody other than who I am.
Help me to come into agreement with Your love for me and
not despise all my imperfections. The fact that You love
me and accept me is more important than the love and acceptance
from anyone else. I am thankful that I am Your child,
and that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I know that
full well. In the name of Your beloved Son Jesus I pray,