Comparison is an ugly thing. It can keep us from being content and thankful for what we have and for who we were created to be. Yet in a society that places great importance on youth, beauty, weight, wealth, health, success, and material goods, it can be easy to fall into its snare.
“Don’t look? LORD, what do you mean?”
“I see LORD.
Please help me not to compare.
Help me to give thanks for who you created me to be.
Thank you LORD for the good plans you have for my life.”
You physical appearance?
Even your level of faith in God?
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (NIV)
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (NKJV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.