Do you ever feel like you don’t measure up to other people’s standard of beauty no matter how hard you try?
Don’t beat yourself up! You are beautiful, secure, and loved. Here are 3 reasons why you should believe that, from CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special, Wanda’s Wonderful World:
1. Your Creator is beautiful
Wanda, played by actress Coney Reyes, grew up looking for love in all the wrong places. Abandoned at such a young age, she tried to fill the vacancy that sits in her heart by entering a series of relationships – thinking that people can give her the security she needed.
Ultimately, your true beauty and security come from the one who made you – and you were made in the image of a perfect God! (Genesis 1:27)
God exists in perfect beauty. The Bible assures that God Himself is beautiful, “His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” (Revelation 1:16), which only means that the work of His hands, including you, are beautiful too!
2. You are wonderfully made.
The story of Wanda is a story of a woman who found her wholeness in God, just like how God made her. How would you feel if you’re told that you’re intricately designed with so much love and care?
Psalm 139:13-14 made it clear that you’re created uniquely, wonderfully, and with a purpose, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Apart from creating you, God has also saved you from sins and eternal darkness by offering Himself at the cross. You are loved, you are valued. And it’s evident in all the wondrous things God has done for you.
3. His perfect love casts out all fears… and insecurities!
When Wanda accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior, her perception of beauty, acceptance, and security changed. Finding the greatest love in God, she became more beautiful, grateful, and radiant.
Continue to look to God, because those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed (Psalm 34:5). As someone transformed by the securing love of God, let His goodness radiate through you!
As you accept Him, have faith that His perfect love for you can silence your inner critic! Believe that He sees and accepts you for who you really are, and that’s enough reason for you to be happy with who you are today. Praise God for creating you just as you are!
The skin will soon wrinkle, the face will age. It’s just a matter of time before the earthly beauty fades away but the beauty of a person after God’s own heart remains forever.
Now that you’ve found your true beauty and identity in Jesus Christ, nothing – and no one, can ever neglect you. In a world where the standard of beauty is ever-changing, nothing – and no one can ever diminish your value once you’ve put your security in God.
May you find joy as you embrace the beautiful person God designed you to be!