26th February 2016, Prismacolor pencils on A3 cartridge paper
My shame makes me think I’m a bad person and my insecurity makes me think I can’t show myself to people. I turn to things like perfectionism, performing, and people-pleasing to cover me and make me look like a good person. But the real me is hidden.
I want to throw off the straightjackets of perfectionism, performing, and people pleasing, and let God clothe me. He covers my shame and clothes me with a robe of rainbows and a cloak of stars.
Sometimes I feel like an ugly, broken mess but God looks at me and sees beauty in my imperfection. He smiles at me, for I am created in his image and he created me to reflect his beauty. When I see a rainbow and look at the stars, I’m in awe of God and the beauty he created. This picture reminds me that I am also something beautiful he created.