Have you ever felt ugly before?
I have. When I got my first pimple in junior high, I felt ugly. When I got braces as a freshman, I felt ugly. When I was 9+ months pregnant and swollen like a watermelon, I felt ugly. And every time I go outside and my hair frizzes in the sticky Houston air, I still feel ugly.
Feeling ugly is not fun.
But do you want to know when I feel the ugliest? When I lose my temper with my husband or kids. Ugh. I absolutely hate the after taste of those moments! I feel ashamed. I feel like a hypocrite. And, yes, I feel ugly.
But here’s the beauty of feeling ugly. It doesn’t have to last. There’s this wonderful gift that God gives us called Forgiveness, and it’s wrapped in the beautiful package of Christ’s Righteousness. God doesn’t just take away the ugly in our lives. He gives us the beauty of Christ and helps us live beautifully in our everyday lives.
That sounds pretty enticing, doesn’t it? If you want to stop feeling ugly and learn more about biblical beauty, check out Laurie’s Bible study, Beauty by the Book, with free online video lessons!
Your mirror will thank you.
Q: Are y’all ready to open up yet? When do you feel the ugliest?