Psalm 139:13-14 – 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.
Have you noticed that loving yourself is usually considered as being vain? When someone looks in the mirror a few too many times, or uploads a few too many pouting selfies, the majority of us immediately associate them as vain?
Now, I’m not here to argue whether selfies are the way forward or not, but I do believe in loving who you are and what you look like. In my opinion, David nailed it when he wrote this verse. He recognises the fact that the Lord God made him. He realises that the God who created heaven and earth, and all of creation, also created him. And because of that, He praises God directly – he doesn’t praise himself for the way he looks.
We live in a society that lacks a serious amount of self-confidence. Most of the girls I know, if not all, complain about how they look in one way or another. I myself am to blame for that.
But God made us exactly the way we are. Our bodies are sculpted to His perfection, and that alone deserves His highest praise. Be thankful that you are one of His creations. Be grateful that you are able to live every day life, because of how He made you. Love your freckles, because He personally put them there – the smallest and most delicate detail. Love the colour of your hair and how it compliments the shade of your eyes, because He destined for you to look like you do.
The Lord your God created your inmost being, knitting you together in your mother’s womb. Who you are is not a mistake, and the way you look is not a mistake. You are fearfully and wonderfully made so praise the Lord for it.