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10 Bible Verses to Armour your Mirror


I have always had a love-hate relationship with my body. My weight has seesawed in the same 20 kg range for most of my life. Like most women, I didn’t realize how good I looked at the bottom of the range until I gained weight again. The reasons for the weight gain would vary greatly – sometimes it was within my control and sometimes not.

I know I am very blessed with a healthy, fit and strong body that is capable of amazing things, but it is so easy to become blinded by a few flaws that derail my best efforts at gratitude and appreciation.

The stage I am in right now is a very tough one. Due to hormonal imbalances and health issues beyond my control, I really do not like the image that reflects back at me from the mirror. I don’t see the hours of meal planning and prep. There is no evidence of the five or six workouts I do every week. I don’t look like someone who can run a 10k on a Saturday morning before work. It is so exhausting and discouraging.

Some mornings the girl in the mirror makes me feel unworthy and unlovable.

I feel that despite all my best efforts – I am a failure.

Isn’t it just crazy how the devil uses our outward appearance to infuse lies into our thoughts about our worth as a whole being? He knows exactly what our Achilles heel is.

In their book “Captivating”, John and Stasi Eldredge explain that the question that has been burning in every woman’s heart since Eve ate of the forbidden fruit is: Am I lovely?

Because we live in an evil world, beauty and appearance have become an obsession. Now, more than ever, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Almost anything goes, but perfection is the only standard that’s good enough.

So how do we protect our fragile hearts and wonky self-esteem from this onslaught?

We can blame social media, celebrity culture and advertising agencies until we’re blue in the face, the truth is these marketers prey on our insecurities. They know our weaknesses and how to get us to spend money to answer the question of our own value. So we have to work on our own perception of our worth and beauty so the images of others and even the reflection in the mirror does not rob us of our own value.

Brene’ Brown says we are “worthy now, not if, not when, we’re worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.”

We are Worthy Now - Brene Brown

Not when you’ve lost 20kg (again), or fit in those skinny jeans, or get the promotion or degree or marry the man of your dreams or get the baby. No! You are worthy now.

Superhero and her reflection in the mirror

How do you guard your heart and soul against the lies of the devil and shield it with the truth of your own value and beauty?

The only armour that stands up to the test of time and large marketing budgets is the Truth from the heart of God, found in Scripture. Only by writing these words in your soul to recall any time we need a reminder that we are loved, we are beautiful and we are chosen.

In this spirit, I have rounded up 10 verses that I believe every woman (including myself) should keep close to our mirrors to armour us with true and honest thoughts about our worth when the devil lurks behind our reflection.

1.“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewellery, 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.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

2. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

3.“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14

4.“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7

5.“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 3:15

6.“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

7.“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Proverbs 31:30

8.“God is within her, she will not fall.” Psalm 46:5

9.“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

10.“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfil his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

I have included a free printable below to use as armour on the mirror. Click on the link to download. (If you feel that this weapon can be helpful to you, please past it on your mirror and share a picture of your mirror with me.)

10 Bible verses to armour your mirror

The song I had to select for this post is a little naughty but hilarious. Please excuse the few nasty words and just enjoy a good laugh.


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