“But remember, for all your adult life you’ll be a woman. And how you live your life as a woman, all by yourself before God, is what makes the real you. Nothing on the exterior can touch, or change that precious inner sanctuary—your heart, his dwelling place—unless you let it. And God, who loves you very much, has tailor made all your outer life—your circumstances, your relationships—to pressure you into becoming that beautiful woman he’s planned for you to be.” ~ Anne Ortlund ~ This quote really touches me, and it is so true. People are so quick to judge one another based on what they see on the outside. I have been judged on my looks my entire life. Things such as weight, hair, teeth, clothes, etc. Why do those things seem to matter so much? They are not important in the big picture of life. Oh, and by the way, I wonder if people ever stop to think, that when they make fun of someone, they are actually making fun of God, since we are all created in His image. I know that all the things I have been through in my life have prepared me to be a better, and stronger woman of God. He has shown me that I am capable of handling more than I thought I could, and He has given me the strength needed to endure many storms. I praise God for making my heart His home, together we can get through this life, and the arrows that may be thrown at our home, He will gently, and lovingly remove them, and restore my heart once again. I love you my dear Father, thank You for touching my life with Your beauty.