You are Beautiful

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You are beautiful! Beauty is what radiates from inside of you, and because as a Christian you are a new creation in Christ, you radiate His presence from your face! The more you know who you are, the more you will radiate.

It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. Even if you have a terrible accident, you can still be beautiful because your eyes reflect your soul, and in the expression of your face there is beauty.

We can also take care of our bodies: eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, exercise, and get the right amount of sleep. When we take care of our bodies–showering and grooming ourselves–we put forward our best selves, even on the exterior. Every woman has her own unique beauty.

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God chose your face, your hair color, and your body structure before the beginning of time, and He made no mistakes. Accept your outer body, and make the best of it. Even your outer body is beautiful because you were made by God. You are a masterpiece of artistry. Every freckle is right where it’s supposed to be. Stop trying to measure up to someone else’s appearance. You are beautiful just the way you are right now.

The Song of Solomon is an interaction between a husband and his wife, but it is also symbolic of Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:32). When the man speaks to his wife, this is Christ speaking to us: “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV) Christ did not make a mistake when He created us. Let’s stop insulting God by not accepting ourselves just the way He made us.

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Here is a poem I wrote recently as I was learning to accept that it doesn’t matter if other people insult your physical appearance. I know many Christian women whose husbands say they are fat and they are not attractive. They feel crushed inward and are sad. I want to lift them up right now. I know men with skinny wives who are continuously pointing out the flaws, and these women don’t feel wanted either. Please know that these men are wrong, that they are comparing their wives to airbrushed models that don’t eat and have gotten plastic surgery. These are fake people. You are real. You are beautiful. God created you and made no mistakes. You have no flaw!

You are Beautiful (Haiku)

Delight in God’s eyes
He thought you up before time
He says, “You are Mine.”

God bestows His child
With honor and dignity
You are beautiful

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The closer we draw to Christ, the more beautiful we become, because we radiate that supernatural beauty. But even in our worst moments, we are beautiful because God created us and does not make mistakes. “I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 ESV

Here is a song you can listen to, so that you can understand how beautiful you are to God. Just let it sink in:

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My daughter and I created the artwork for this series from the course {aff} “You are a Masterpiece” by Alicia Gratehouse. If you love to do art and are discovering who you are in Christ, this is a great art course for you!

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12 Responses to “You are Beautiful”

  1. Keisha says:

    Can I love this a million times? Absolutely wonderful post! We were all created uniquely by God and made beautifully!

  2. Char says:

    So true! The closer we are to Christ the more beautiful we become. I was in the car accident you mentioned – and in an afternoon my beauty was gone. It causes you to reach within yourself and draw from the inside. Thanks Susan!

    • Susan says:

      Wow! What a beautiful testimony! So glad God has given you the internal strength you needed to survive the car accident. God is the great healer, and we radiate His beauty in countless ways!

  3. Julie says:

    Great post! The idea of becoming more beautiful because of Christ is so amazing!

  4. I love the poem. I struggle to feel beautiful. But my Father says I am! Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Jackie says:

    I have struggled with body image issues before I learnt to put my trust in God and draw my worth from who I am to Him and who He is to me since that’s the most constant and important thing in my life.

  6. Maria Hass says:

    Thank you! I’ve been feeling frumpy lately – and who wouldn’t if you are moving?! I needed this reminder from the inside.

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