In a world focused on how we look, it’s so easy to get trapped in the lies telling you your waist should be thinner, your muscles more defined, your face more symmetrical, and your clothes more stylish. After a while, it wears you down and all you can see in yourself are the “imperfections” and all you are not, forgetting just how precious and perfect God made you.

In the darkest days of my struggle with body image and weight, I remember clinging to the verse, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”. But what does that really mean? I did a little deep dive and found that “fearful” in this context does not mean one is literally scared or afraid, but that God created us with great reverence, heart-felt interest, and desire for each of his children to be unique and set apart.

We are not mass-produced and each human life God sparks into existence is unique and made for a purpose. He makes no mistakes in the way he crafts us. He is an artist and we are his canvas. Before we were even born, he was sketching out our smiles, the dimples on cheeks, the size of our body, and the curve of our jaw. He only stopped when he perfected us.

You are a child of the King, clothed in purple and drenched in love. Despite Satan’s lies about who or what you should be, grasp onto the truth that God created you perfectly to do the things He has called you in advance to do.

Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for making me just the way you wanted me.

Throughout this Day: Reflect on what makes you unique. Ask the Lord to help you celebrate your gifts and personality traits, and to use them for his glory.

Tags: Daily Devotional Psalm 139
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