Blemished & Beautiful

Summer is my favorite season. The sunny weather, the freedom, the BBQ’s, and the trips make it worthwhile. One summer I traveled 9 hours to visit other family members. It is still one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had.

On one particular day, my cousins and I were riding bikes through the neighborhood. I ended up having an accident and the same scar from 14 years ago is still on my right leg. I love telling the story behind my scar; it’s part of who I am. We all have blemishes and imperfections that are a part of our life’s story. And even with all of our flaws, we are still fearfully and wonderfully made.

God created us in His image, and He sees us as His own. God loves us more than anyone else ever could. So even when we (or others) view ourselves negatively, God still sees us as special and cherished.

Your worth does not decrease when others are unable to see it. Your value does not lessen when you feel insecure. Instead, your worth is rooted in Christ. He gave His perfect life in place of your imperfect life when He died for you. I believe it is beneficial to constantly affirm who you are in Christ so that you will see yourself the way He does. If you haven’t already, be sure to download these free affirmations as a reminder of just how special, unique and amazing you are 🙂

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:14 NIV

 

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