Then during my devotion one day, I read about inner beauty, and how it was better than being pretty. I was like, “Wow, that’s what I want!” Now every morning I would challenge myself to be a servant heart, to not complain and to love everyone. Everyone. That meant even the people who’d ignored me, made fun of me, yelled at me, hated me. I don’t think I have any human enemies now!
While reading the Bible to quench my thirst for inner beauty, I was able to grow closer to God and to realize the truth about myself. It didn’t matter what other people thought of me. It didn’t matter if they told me I was ugly and weird and crazy. It didn’t matter if I had no friends. It didn’t matter if I was ignored. It didn’t matter if no one liked the way I was. It didn’t matter if I was always left out.
Here's the true story about me if you’re still having trouble trusting Him.
I am a middle child. I had only one older sister and one younger sister. (Well, until my brother came along nine years later, but I’m getting ahead of myself). When people came over, especially people who haven’t seen us in a while, they’re always like, “Wow, you’re so tall now!” (to my older sister) or “Aww, she's so cute!” (to my younger sister).
You’ve probably gone through that moment when you’re certain you’re going to win, or that you’re going to get that position, or that role, and then you don’t. You just don’t. And then you go through this stage where you’re just asking, “Why? Why didn’t I get that? What did I do wrong?” or “What did I do to deserve that?”
Well, brothers and sisters, let me tell you something. God has a plan, and He knows everything. Yes, I’m sure your parents or your pastor has told you that so many times it makes your head spin. But bear with me one more time.
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart;
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"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."