How He See's Me

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:7-8

While sitting at her vanity, she stops and glances at herself in the mirror.
She looks closely, then looks away quickly.

Her face is too fat.
The bags under her eyes look horrid.
Her skin is terrible.
Her nose too bumpy.
Her stomach too scared.
She wonders how others can even look at her.

In the midst of listing her faults, she hears a familiar small whisper.

You were created in my image, beautiful girl (Genesis 1:27)

She slowly brings her face up, to look at herself in the mirror again.  This time without looking away.

I saw your beauty when I made you (Genesis 1:31)

You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I will never leave you (Joshua 1:9)

Your husband see's your beauty (Song of Songs 4:7)

I can see your beautiful heart (1 Samuel 16:7)

I'm captivated by your beauty (Psalm 45:11)

She looks again at herself.

She see's hands that types blogs to encourage others.
She see's a heart that overflows with love for her husband, children and so many more.
She see's eyes that are so quick to weep with those who weep.
She see's scars that she praised Him through.

And she smiles.

She can see the beauty He created her to be.