Products We Love: Lil Stiker Design + A Discount + GIVEAWAY
I am OBSESSED with this beautiful and meaningful phone case that I was able to custom design with Lil Stinker Design. The owner Cheri is SO wonderful and her and I share a deep faith in Jesus so we decided to collaborate and create a phone case that is encouraging and uplifting with a verse that was personal to my story. One of my favorite bible verses is, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" Psalm 139:14. I knew I wanted to put that verse on the back as a reminder to not only myself but to all of the people I get to meet day to day at my work as a therapist, all of the friends I am blessed to spend time with each week, and of course, my family. I wanted a cover that is a conversation starter. I have shared how I struggled with my self worth and body image as a teen and how I now help other teens and young adults find value in themselves and discover how to love and embrace themselves. One of the greatest perks about my job is that I get to be a part of witnessing God work on peoples hearts and break down lies and agreements they've made that just arent true about who they are. I then get to experience the Lord show them TRUTH. And witnessing that is one of the most incredible joys I've ever been a part of. This verse has so much meaning and truth to it for young women who don't see their worth, who feel invaluable, who beat themselves down daily on the inside and outside. This verse helps us discover who we really are, who God created us to be. It takes the dark veil off of our eyes and shines light on our true beauty that was there along.
I told Cheri I loved some of her antique frames that she had up in her online shop. I wanted to take one of the frames and sort of make it look like an antique mirror and put the verse inside. This is symbolic of looking yourself straight in the mirror and seeing truth (the scripture). Its a reminder to love yourself, to see yourself as Jesus does. Blemish free. Perfectly made by God Himself to be just the way you are.
We can take comfort knowning God has created us exactly how He wanted us to be. He didn't make you like anyone else, you are special, unique, and exactly how He wants you, from head to toe, all of your strengths and weaknesses, every part of you. 'Wonderfully' means you are unique..God made you special and has a purpose and plan for you. (Isaiah 44:24) He formed you and created you as His own masterpiece for a purpose (Ephesians 2:10).
To explain what it means to be 'Fearfully' made i thought it might be easier to share from an online journal (link here) that explains it clearly,
"Psalm 139 describes some of God’s attributes. He knows everything (v.1-6), His Spirit is present throughout the universe (v.7-12) and each person is created by Him (v.13-16). The verse before and after Psalm 139:14 describe the development of a baby from conception.
This caused David to praise God for His power and skill and exclaim that “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14NIV). The Hebrew word that is translated “fearfully” is yare. In Vine’s Dictionary it means “to be afraid, stand in awe, fear”. When used of an exalted person it means “standing in awe”. This implies honor, reverence and respect for the person. To be “fearfully” made means to be “awesomely” made."
I know there are a lot of you that have shared with me your struggles with body image, insecurity, woundedness, and my hope is that today you find comfort in His truth. I pray that you would know you are important and significant. There is freedom from the belief that you have to be perfect to be loved, or be more than you are.. you are enough. You are exactly how you are supposed to be.