“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
This scripture is such an encouragement to me. There are days that I’m so incredibly confident for the days ahead that I laugh out loud at thought of what the future holds… but there are days when, instead of adopting it as my own, I find myself thinking “I wish I felt this way…” Through the ebb and flow of everyday life, I sometimes feel clothed with frustration or tiredness, frowning at tomorrow with apprehension. Ever have days like that?
We weren’t designed to live under the heavy weight of worry or frustration. This happens if we focus solely on ourselves and our own sphere of resources, instead of centring ourselves in God and allowing Him to be our portion; our strength in weakness, peace in frustration and fear, our hope for tomorrow. There is a lightness of spirit when you rise trusting in God and truly living in His strength and purposes.
We are clothed in strength and dignity. Don’t leave those two beautiful garments lying on the floor collecting dust and slowly being forgotten about, but take hold of the strength of Christ and the dignity of His resurrection and redemption and place them firmly upon your shoulders. Wear them proudly. And when clothed with strength and dignity, head held high by the love and grace of Christ, you can’t help but replace worry with laughter and fear with a confident smile that no matter what you face today or tomorrow, you have a future and a hope.
And this scripture isn’t exclusive to women, it’s applicable to everyone. It’s who God has purposed us to be in our communities… a place where people can find strength in the midst of their weakness, restoring dignity to those who are weighed down, and giving hope to the broken so they can smile at their future.
So pick up that beautiful cloak of strength and dignity, wear it every day and learn to laugh with joy at what is to come and the hope that fills your tomorrow.
(Adapted from pktfuel .com)
Here’s a short clip of my drawing process.:)