God Loves You the Way You Are

Lindsay Roberts

I once read an article about the fashion industry and the heading was, “Road to Fashion Super-Model Status.” It said the author of a certain popular book had battled anorexia and bulimia for years. At one point, her weight fell to 103 pounds. She was flirting with death.

The article continued. “Your scale becomes your self-esteem. Common occupational hazards include anorexia, bulimia, low self esteem, destructive behavior, abusive boyfriends, alcohol problems, and drug addiction.” Yet we’re allowing society to dictate to us how we should look and, therefore, how we should feel about ourselves.

God created you, and He loves you the way you are. You’re so beautiful in His sight. God says that you are special! He has a plan for your life. But if the enemy can make you believe a lie, he’ll keep you from realizing the call of God on your life. We have Jesus, who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, or our insecurities, or anything else. We have One who was tempted in every way, yet He did not sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we might receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16.)

We must understand that we cannot be truly successful outside of a relationship with the Lord. He wants to draw us into intimacy with Him. If there are any hindrances that stand in the way of the love relationship you desire with Jesus, read Philippians 3:8˗10 NIV. The Apostle Paul says, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ — the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.