Then came Jesus. I accepted Christ when I was forty years old. I always went to church and believed in God, but it was with my “little girl” mentality. I followed all of the rules of my religion, trying to be good and please God - trying to be perfect. But when I began to look past the rules and the guilt driven way I was trying to get God to love me, my life changed.
"I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand."
Psalm 40: 1,2
I slowly began to feel more beautiful on the inside. I began to realize who God truly created me to be and embraced those qualities. I began to ignore the negative voices my “little girl” heard so often and replaced them with the words of my Father, “You are altogether beautiful my darling, there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
I have learned to see myself in God’s eyes. Still imperfect but loved. I’ve forgiven those who hurt my “little girl” knowing they too struggled with their own insecurities. I now pray that they would know the love of Jesus and find the same peace that I have found.
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