“Nobody likes to talk about it and we all struggle with it as women.” Sarah Swafford
Here is the truth about your body: It is beautiful. It is holy. It was made for wondrous deeds. You were created for a purpose. The Lord made you in His image and likeness. I could shout from the rooftops how beautiful and marvelous you are.
Yes, including those parts that you may not love… especially those parts!
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
As women we have been battling self confidence and body image since we have been 12 years old, or maybe younger. The struggles might have come from girls who made fun of you at school or a mom with impossibly high standards. The struggles might have come from a hurtful father or a tough ex-boyfriend. We all have this deep pain. It is very real for each of us. Sometimes this pain leads to more pain and we struggle with anorexia or bulimia, depression and anxiety. Sometimes we struggle to feel enough or that we are unwanted.
Trust me when I tell you that you are not alone.
As women we have to acknowledge these wounds and build up all that has been torn down, because we are the crown of God’s creation.
Our bodies house our beautiful feminine soul! God gave us one body for a reason. We are called to cherish this body. We have to believe in ourselves. You are enough, you are enough, you are enough. God loves you just the way you are. People in your life love you just the way you are, and I want you to love you just the way you are.
Whenever you get that worry and that anxiety to be perfect, run to Christ and do not look any other direction. Run into His arms and rest in His presence. Cry. Pray. Breathe. Be.
Believe that you are loved. Believe that you are beautiful. You, my dear sister, are the crown of creation.