Psalms 139:13-16 by Maria
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
There are so many people in this world today who feel like they're not accepted. Whether it's based on looks or intellect, there always seems to be a problem with them. If you're pretty, you're a garden tool. If you're ugly, you'll accomplish nothing in life. If you're smart, you're conceited. If you're dumb,
you must be raised in the hood.
Who can say another is unattractive? The factor of being attractive is by how many flaws you have, appearance wise, and who is to say they are flaws? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in God's eyes no one is ugly because he makes no mistakes. In my eyes no one is ugly. We are all made on this Earth with the most careful of hands and considerate minds. Is it the media? The ones telling us we aren't good enough, or will never be good enough, or look good enough, or be smart enough.
Who can say another is unintelligent? They may not be able to recite Math Equations or the Quantum Physics Numbers but they may know how to walk down the neighborhood and not get shot. They may know how to talk without upsetting anyone. They may have ideas on how to change the world but no steps in doing so. So can't you be Street Smart instead of Book Smart? But what really is Book Smart? You can be good in Science and bad in Math or an expert at Engineering and less-knowledgeable on Gardening.
That's the issue. No one truly knows what these words are supposed to be but they only perceive what the public eye can see. They see someone struggling here and label them, instead of getting to know the person inside. This makes the person feel unacceptable and less than worthy. Then they try and live up to society standards instead of God's standards. They use make-up to cover their faces and they use material objects to play a charade on others eyes. People can scream and shout that they're a jewel, or a star in the night sky, but what's one piece of encouragement versus an entire world of downgrading?
If more people read the Bible, the truth, I don't think we would have as much chaos as we do now; especially not in the teen world. If people learned, and were taught, that they were wonderfully made, and no mistakes were made, maybe less bullying would occur. Maybe the country would be in less debt. Maybe there would be less segregation and racism and everyone will finally get along like a big, happy family. God took seven days to make this planet. Seven. But guess what? He took nine months, maybe longer for some, to shape you and instill in you everything you would need to survive. All you have to do is accept him.