Psalm 34:5 (ESV)
5 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!”