It’s really hard being a girl.
The clothes. The makeup. The hair. The body. The trendy Instagram. The cute room.
I feel like everywhere I turn, there’s someone doing it better.
I feel like sometimes, when I look in the mirror, when I look at my life, I am not pleased.
And I really don’t think I’m alone in this.
And I find my heart stressing. And worrying. And getting frustrated.
Yes, yes, yes, this is all true. Undoubtedly. Unashamedly.
But, friends, let’s be real with each other.
Even when you love Jesus.
First, know that you’re not alone in those feelings.
Know that there’s nothing wrong with you.
Secondly, know that Jesus never whispers doubt and shame.
Know that Jesus is singing over you, at this very, very moment calling you beloved.
Know that those whispers of doubt and shame are not of Jesus. Not from Jesus.
But know that they sometimes can creep up in our hearts.
And it’s not the end of the world.
Have you ever pictured looking into Jesus’ eyes?
Anyways, Jesus’ eyes.
The deepest eyes you’ve ever seen.
The eyes that know you.
The eyes that have seen all of your heart, every little crack and hint of brokenness.
The eyes that see your rebellion. That have seen you turn your back to them.
The eyes that are deep and rich with grace. The most heart-rendering grace you’ve ever seen.
The eyes that are flowing with the most intense, fiery, passionate love. All for you.
The eyes that have been fixed on you ever since. Steadfast, relentlessly, fixed on you.
Look into those eyes.
Lock eyes with Jesus.
Fix your gaze on the eyes that will never give up on you.
Set your sights on the Lover who calls you beloved.
Lock eyes with Jesus. And then throw away the key.
When we look in Jesus’ eyes, we find the One who fully knows us, and fully loves us.
When we look in Jesus’ eyes, we can be ourselves. Because He has beautifully made us that way.
When we look in Jesus’ eyes, all of a sudden, the butterflies go away.
The comparison ceases.
The whispers of shame, of guilt, of unworthiness all vanish.
Because when we look in Jesus’ eyes, all we know is grace that covers us, and love that made us.
Friends, don’t focus on mantras or quotes or sayings or what not.
Don’t try to “tough it out.”
Don’t go with some gushy, motivational pep talk.
Just look into Jesus’ eyes.
Take a moment, and really just look into His deep, gracious, bewildering eyes.
Let Him remind of you of who He says you are. Let His grace run over your heart.
Just look in Jesus’ eyes.
It will all be okay, my dear sister.
With much, much love. And a hug. –Melissa
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