Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. -Psalm 42:5
David’s words hit close to home for me. That uncomfortable wrestling we have within ourselves that tells us we are not where we are “suppose” to be in life. Yeah, that happens to me more than I care to admit. I believe that our world has created a false, unrealistic image of what women are supposed to look and act like. It seems not fair. Single women are kind of made to feel that they are missing something because they are not married yet. Married women are made to feel like they must have a career to be complete. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t be either one. But I don’t think every one has to be the same. We were all meant for different things. Our value is not determined by what we do, but how God views us.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! -Psalm 139: 17-18
So I leave you with a prayer I have had to pray to remind myself who I am in Christ.
Lord, You know exactly how I feel about myself. You know how deeply I’ve been influenced by the messages of our culture and how confusing it is. Help me discover the truth of my worth and value in Your eyes. Thank You for giving me Your word to cling to. My hope is in You. Amen.