Self Image Series: Be Made Radiant

Be Made Radiant Bible Journaling Page using Paige Evans Pick Me UpPsalm 34:5 (ESV)

Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.

I’ve always struggled with my body and my appearance.  All of my friends can attest to the fact that I think all women are incredibly beautiful, and I have an intense appreciation for God’s handiwork when it comes to the human form, but I don’t seem to be able to allow myself the same curtesy. Even at my fittest, prettiest, and most-liked, I still struggled to see myself in a positive light.  I’m fairly certain I’ve got a few more decades before that part of me starts to heal, but it doesn’t stop me from doing as God commanded by using every effort I have in me to see myself the way that He does!

“Lord, please remove my shame in my appearance.  Please remove the shame I feel from all the comparison and hurtful words and self-loathing I’ve experienced over the years.  I will look to you, and I will be made radiant from your presence.  Help me to seek after that radiance!”



Self Image Series: You are Extraordinary


“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” (Proverbs 31:26)

“Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.” (Luke 1:45)

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Pslam 139:14)

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” (Proverbs 31:25)


Today, I wanted to share with you some of the verses that comfort me when I’m feeling the extreme pressures of anxiety regarding who I am or how others perceive me!  I have never been dilapidated by it; however, it affects nearly every thought I have about myself.  I spend countless moments during the day and hours at night thinking through scenarios of how people react to me or replaying conversations that I could have used more thought-out words.  I have this perception of myself that is not acceptable to me; I struggle to find beauty, grace, and strength in myself the way that I have no issue finding in others.

You are Extraordinary Bible Journaling Page using Paige Evans Pick Me Up

You can get to know my struggles with my negative inner voice on a personal level here.

I hope the above verses will comfort you in times of anxiety the way that they have comforted me.  You are beautiful, full of grace, and abounding in strength!  Together I hope we can learn to love ourselves as Christ loves us!  I took a little excerpt from my post that I linked above, because it just says it all.

“The Holy Spirit reverberates inside of me like a deafening echo, but somehow my worldly view of myself still takes precedent over His sweet, sweet words.  I can feel Him changing frequencies inside of me, hoping to break through that menacing cloud, and I know one day He’ll succeed.  That’s a hope that I carry with me; one day he’s going to wipe me clean, and I will abruptly see myself the way He does.  Each year that passes I learn slowly and sluggishly to love myself with the same fervor that Christ has taught me to love others.”