Oftentimes－as we live our lives day by day－many of us find ourselves experiencing a series of memorable moments, but with each comes times of trial to contrast. For, as women, a thought might present itself within an instant－whether it be through a discouraging situation, mistake, disagreement, etc.－which can then cause us to harmfully question ourselves, and/or see ourselves as the world sees us.
In turn, if we are unaware of the amount of value that we hold through God’s eyes－which can be distinguished throughout the bible－then we may begin to be swept up by that of our own insecurities, or what society says we are. Fortunately, countless scripture illustrates the value of women－as well as God’s purpose in their lives－so that when they begin to question whether or not they are good enough, they are reminded by him of just how much they are.
First, she is beautifully made, for she is a creation of the most high. “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” Psalm 139:14 (ESV). She wasn’t just thrown together on a whim, but crafted wonderfully by the one who knows every detail, and who has a purpose for her life far greater than her own.
Second, she is strength. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come” Proverbs 31:25 (ESV). For, it is through such that she finds herself blanketed by her faith, with God serving as her anchor. He carries her during the times when her feet begin to fall, and strengthens her in the midst of weakness. She feels as though her ship is sinking, or as though she might drown due to all that’s weighing her down, but then suddenly she remembers how her God holds a beautiful future for her right in the palm of his hand.
And lastly, she is valued. “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns” Psalm 46:5 (ESV). She knows her God, and knows he’ll come to the rescue every time－and that the restoration and healing that took place within that of her past, will be repeated once more. For, her God is merciful. She knows that she is valued, and finds favor in his eyes, as he comes to her aid. He leads her away from what may have once been seen as a helpless situation, and through him she’s immovable.