Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weekly Verse: Songs of Solomon 4:7

Do you ever have those days? Those days when you look around and only see other’s perfection. Whether that girl over there never has to deal with frizzy hair or that guy in third period is the ultimate athlete, you struggle. You struggle with the fact you aren’t them. That is one of the hardest parts about growing up in the 2000s. Image is everything. Trust me, I know. I’ve had my share in the jealousy act, wanting everything that I can’t have.

Song of Solomon 4:7 states, “You are altogether beautiful, my love; 
there is no flaw in you.” Read that verse again. Jesus created you in His glorious image; He created you with such divine detail that no other person on the planet is just like you. Nobody. God cares for you so much. He loves you so much that He would create you flawlessly. I know that is hard to wrap your head around. God really made ME flawless? The answer is yes. Even though you may see flaws in your looks or personality, God doesn’t. God does not care about what you are wearing or if you follow all the trends; all God wants is for you to commit your life to Him and His teachings. Just think of all the good that could come from you if you stopped thinking about your imperfections and you looked upon God.

Letting go of jealousies is easier said than done, but if you ask for God’s help He will deliver. John 16:33 states, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” God knows you will struggle with not only image but also all other aspects of this world. He knows that you will sometimes fail in your walk with Him, and you will sometimes stray from the path, but He forgives. God will forgive you for putting your looks before Him. He will forgive you for spending more time looking in the mirror than looking inside a Bible. You just have to ask. God overcame this world. He will take control of your life; He will protect you from the evils of this world.

Now, I want you to re-read Songs of Solomon 4:7. Speak it to yourself. You have worth. You are made in God’s perfect image; so don’t let other people’s appearances affect your life. You are flawless.