I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
I think one of the hardest things for me growing up was not that I felt that I was ugly or felt ugly, because I was told all the time that I was beautiful by many people that I knew, but it was that I could not understand my beauty. I always compared it to the stereotypical definition of beauty–society’s beauty and according to their standards, NOBODY was eligible to be considered “beautiful.” It was not until I got saved in my teen years that I learned that my beauty could not be defined by society.
In Psalms 139:14, the psalmist is excited and is praising God about the fact that he was “fearfully” and “Wonderfully” made. In the Hebrew translation of the Bible, the word “fearfully” means with great reverence, heart-felt interest and respect. This does not mean that you should carry a fear of THE WORLD, but rather you have a healthy respect for GOD. The word “wonderfully” means UNIQUE, SET APART, MARVELOUS.” Detailed characteristics, time and care went into the creation of you. Before you were even formed in your mom’s belly, God already knew everything about you (Jeremiah 1:5) and the very details of your heart.
It’s difficult for children of God to try to fit themselves into what the world considers to be beautiful because your beauty is so rich and UNIQUE that you don’t even fit into a category! There is already enough of everybody else, but their is ONLY ONE YOU!