As a man who has struggled with self image. I pray this encourages… Just a little something on my heart today.
As you journey through this walk of life. God is rooting for you. When you succeed He is the first to praise you. In your failures He is the first to embrace you (look at the prodigal). You are His delight and the apple of His eye. He is so fond of you that the very thought of you fills Him with joy and gladness. He is quite literally your biggest fan!
This is your identity. Nothing else. Grasp it and you will see yourself in a whole different light which in turn makes you see others different, because how He sees you, He sees the whole world.
“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.””
Zephaniah 3:17 HCSB
“For as a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you; and as a groom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.”
Isaiah 62:5 HCSB