[You are valuable, cherished, and beloved by God]
His little Snowdrop is what He called her, for her skin was fair, and she was delicate and lovely like the flower He’d created–her head bowed humbly in reverent prayer. Her outer beauty however paled in comparison to her inner radiance. Her heart rivaled the body that encapsulated her soul. That’s what He truly saw when He looked at her: the heart of his beautiful and beloved child.
Of course, what I’ve written in the passage above is a work of fiction and creativity, but in essence I imagine this is how God sees His daughters. We know that He views all of us (both His sons and daughters) so differently than we judge ourselves. Your every wrongdoing has been removed as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12) He looks at the heart, and He values and cherishes you as He sings over you with gladness (Zephaniah 3:17).
“…so don’t be afraid you are worth more than many sparrows.” –Matthew 10:31
When you came to accept Jesus you became a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18) a masterpiece that He continues to work upon and intends on completing. (Philippians 1:6, Ephesians 1:11) Moreover He takes pleasure in working in you to bring out that beauty.
“… for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” –Philippians 2:12-13
“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.” –Psalm 149:4
You are an extension of Him–a representative–both His child as well as His friend. (John 15:5; 2 Corinthians 5:20; John 15:15) You walk with the Maker of heaven and Earth, who is forever faithful (Psalm 146:6). He is with you and He will see you through.
“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation” –Psalm 91:14-16
So don’t hang your head like the Snowdrop, (but for the time you spend in prayer) hold it high–knowing that you were created with care and purpose (Genesis 2:7, Psalm 139:13) beloved by the One who knit you together (John 3:16).
“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”–1 John 4:16