“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 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.”