I think what the media displays what a "perfection" looks like is really depressing. Through my experience, it affected me a lot even now that I'm turning into an adult. Like I'm really affected by it, that made me depressed.
It IS depressing. That feeling of knowing we will never meet those standards. Even models who we think are picture perfect have admitted that the closer they get to perfection, the more depressing and stressful it gets.
But we have to know there is hope. Our beauty doesn't come from what the world says, but from our Creator.
Did you know that Dictionary.com defines beauty as, “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).”
It also adds that the British dictionary says that beauty is, “the combination of all the qualities of a person or thing that delight the senses and please the mind.”
I believe our true beauty comes from what's inside. Zephaniah 3:17b says that God delights in us. He created us to reflect Him and He is beautiful (Psalm 27:4). That means that we were created with every quality needed to be truly beautiful.
I want to close with words found in Psalm 45 (verse 11). It says:
“Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”
~ Heather Hart
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