In an effort to feel more confident and beautiful, we’re paying big bucks to physically alter the way we look. Wanting to look our best isn’t a crime, but why do we think that wrinkles and crinkles don’t make you less beautiful. The late actress Lauren Bacall once said, “I think your whole life shows in your face, and you should be proud of that.” That’s sound advice! We cannot stop the aging process, but we can stop letting it negatively affect our sense of value.

 

 

A Reminder Of Your Worth
[Lord], “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book” (Psalm 139:13-16, Living Bible).

Your Heartfelt Prayer
Father, I am a tangled mess. I’m struggling to feel like I matter. There are so many messages echoing in my mind that reinforce the belief that I’m not good enough. They’ve left me overwhelmed with feelings of worthlessness. I know your Word clearly tells me of my immeasurable value, but I can’t
seem to accept that it’s true. Would you deposit that truth deep in my heart? I’m tired of feeling unimportant. I’m tired of feeling like I’ll never measure up. I’m tired of working so hard for approval and never getting it. My heart is weary, and I am desperate for the rest only You can provide. The world has had me on the performance treadmill, making me work to prove my worth. I’m trying so hard to find significance in all the wrong places. And I realize now that I will never find my worth apart from You. Would You please untangle me? I know You are the only One who can.

~In Jesus’ Name, Amen c



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