God Looks at the Heart

I suffer from major self-esteem issues. Between my weight and my dental problems I honestly can’t stand the way I look sometimes.

I’ve always struggled with my looks. I’ve never thought of myself as pretty. My self esteem has always been low. My confidence has always been almost non-existent. I’ve been like this for as long as I can remember.

Add serious dental problems and it’s depressing. (I am getting dentures though! My insurance expanded to cover extensive dental work, including dentures!!! PRAISE THE LORD!)

But then I read verses like 1 Samuel 16:7 and it gets me to thinking that I need not worry because God is not looking at my outward appearance as man does but rather the nature of my heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

Proverbs 31:30

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.

The Lord is more concerned with the state of our heart.

He cares about what is on the inside.

How is your heart “appearance?”

Do you struggle with inner beauty?