“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

– Psalm 139:14

This may sound weird to some of you, but as we talk about forgiveness, I want to ask you to do something you probably never have before: forgive your body.

Do you ever feel angry at your body? Maybe it’s not cooperating with you or not doing what it’s supposed to do. Perhaps you’ve been battling chronic illness, a long bout of sickness, or you are noticing yourself start to age. It’s important to recognize that whatever is causing you to feel frustrated toward your body has the potential to cause you even greater harm, because bottled and trapped feelings lead to bad health. On the contrary, forgiveness always leads to healing, both emotional and physical.

Today, I invite you to reject the feels of anger, frustration and shame that you may feel towards your earthly tent (to use the Apostle Paul’s words). Be good to your body and learn to love it, because as with all of God’s creation, it is fearfully and wonderfully made. Cherish what He has given to you, even with its flaws, and look forward to the day when you will receive a new eternal body that will never perish or fade!


Jesus, help me to forgive my body and to accept it as part of your fearfully and wonderfully made work.


Do you need to forgive your body? How can you learn to accept it the same way that God does?

Receive your daily eDevotional

Don't miss new updates in your email!

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *