I love this quote posted by Miz Booshay (scroll to the bottom of the post – although I do love some duchess fashion as well)! I don’t feel beautiful many times, and I often feel older than my
I am thankful that because of some of the negative circumstances in my own life, I can be an encouragement in the lives of others. Everyone needs a little “street cred” so to say.
I define beauty differently now than I used to, but I hope that my definition is a little closer to what God sees when he looks past our human bodies and into our souls. I remember as a teenager not understanding the difficulty with controlling one’s thought life. Now, as an adult, I have many days when I’d like to just wallow in anger and bitterness (and have). Have I mentioned that being a stay-at-home mom makes reining in your thought life difficult? The days seem unending and the topics available for me to dwell on seem overwhelming. But I must fix my eyes on Jesus, and tell my mind to put aside what is not beneficial. Hard times, people. I never considered myself to be a weak person, but I just asked my husband the other day if I seemed weaker than I was when he married me. He confirmed my suspicions were true.
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
II Corinthians 12:10. So today I’ll be at home delighting in my weakness. Weakness in my life makes it easy to recognize my need for a Savior.