Friday, April 4, 2014


Sometimes it's tough to go through my day with confidence and security. When I'm not rooted in the Word of God, I can easily put my eyes on myself, or my perceived problems, when I have such a full, blessed life. One such way I do this is by worrying. I worry a lot, it seems. About school, about my body; even about worrying itself! God brought this verse to mind today and it made me smile:

You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me. ~ Psalm 139: 5

I love the imagery of God weaving our bodies out of the dust of the earth and creating us to be full, beautiful people. He breathed life into us and gives us our vibrancy.

For in Him we live and move and have our being. ~ Acts 17:28a

I find that I compare myself to others so often, and it's not healthy. It's selfish. Instead of focusing on my shortcomings, or feeling strangely triumphant by tearing someone else down in my head, I need to remember that we are all beautifully and wonderfully made, and that God has His hand on me.

I really needed to hear this verse today.


  1. AH! I just instagrammed that Acts verse today. What a coincidence! or maybe it was meant to be, as God usually plans these kind of things.

    I am struggling today too. I don't really know why but I am sad and glum and was in need of some encouragement and I was drawn to that verse much like how you were.

    Beauty and meaning is something we find in God. If we set our heart on others though, we will find ourselves disappointed and led astray. The Lord sustains us, and He is the one who will set us free from pain and sadness

    1. Don't you love how He works in little coincidences like that? I love it! I'm praying for ya! Great advice :)


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