Well, today is day 31! We have reached the end of our series. I’ve had a wonderful month getting to know so many of you who have reached out to me through the topic of What Makes You Beautiful? You have truly blessed my heart.
Today, I not only have a regular blog post to close the series, but I also have a Vlog. When I recorded it, I sat down face to the camera with no notes or idea of what I was going to say. I just wanted to talk to you about how I feel regarding this topic – heart-to-heart. You can scroll to the bottom to watch. Be blessed, sweet friends!
In my forty-one years on this earth, I’ve been through my share of valleys, I’ve climbed many mountains, and I’ve felt abandoned and alone. What my experiences have taught me is that though I may have felt alone, I never was. And I’m not alone now either.
I have learned to regard trust as a safe place. I have had no choice but to trust so many times that when the water is smooth, I almost feel a little out of place. I’m not saying I want storms to come my way, and I’m also not saying that I look for them. God, no!
What I am saying is that I’ve learned, and am still learning, to find beauty in trusting the things I cannot see. I’ve made a conscious decision to find peace despite the answers I will never know. I’m learning to surrender my questions into the hands of a God who knows all the answers. And most importantly, I’m learning to be content with His mystery.
I can’t live my life continually asking why bad things happen to good people. I can’t question if God really exists every time there is a natural disaster or a precious child leaves this earth too soon . . . or even when my stepfather dies. There are moments for that, but I can’t expect an answer. I can’t quit believing. I have to know when to say, “I will trust You anyway.”
I must choose to run to the safe haven of trust knowing that the One who expects me to reside there is working for my good.
Daniel, while interpreting a dream, once said, “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets” (Daniel 2:28). And that is the God I trust in. I hope in Him. I hope that He will reveal what is meant for me to know and will shield me from what might be too painful for me to understand. To continually walk in trust is to seek a God who longs for us to search every part of Him.
If He gave us all the answers, what would propel us to search inside the Creator and explore the beauty of His life and love? What would be the reason for us to seek a God who daily walks along side us hoping we will call His name?
We need to seek Him, and sometimes, we even need to question Him, but we also need to know when to stop and find contentment in trusting that there are answers we will never know. If we are waiting, we must realize it’s because He has something planned. And that plan will most definitely work through us and for us.
I want to ask you to consider falling in love with the mysteries of God. If you are seeking in an attempt to figure Him out, you never will – not completely. But He loves you. He loves you through the searching, through the questions, and through the silence of no answers. He loves you through the through process. And He is working for you also!
This, my friends, is where your true beauty comes from. It is what makes you beautiful! From the inside out, the through process of your life will transform everything about you. I know you may have started reading this series thinking we were going to uncover the insecurities of how we feel about our faces and bodies. And though those things can cause us to crumble, nothing is as important as your spirit and soul connection with Christ.
To be brave is to step out wholly as you are – underweight or overweight – drop dead gorgeous or averagely amazing, your life is worth more than you can even imagine!
What makes you beautiful – truly beautiful – is your choice to allow Him to use your life. So let Him!
You are beautiful!
Thanks for the last 31 days, friends! I will meet you back here in a week or so . . .