These verses of the Bible is like my comfort pillow for who God sees when he looks at me and who he wants me to be. I can go back to them over and over again.
I am a wife of noble character who can find?
I am worth far more than rubies.
My husband has full confidence in me
and lacks nothing of value.
I bring him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
I select wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
I am like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
I get up while it is still night;
I provide food for my family
and portions for my female servants.
I consider a field and buy it;
out of my earnings I plant a vineyard.
I set about my work vigorously;
my arms are strong for my tasks.
I see that my trading is profitable,
and my lamp does not go out at night.
In my hand I hold the distaff
and grasp the spindle with my fingers.
I open her arms to the poor
and extend my hands to the needy.
When it snows, I have no fear for my household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
I make coverings for her bed;
I am clothed in fine linen and purple.
My husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
I make linen garments and sell them,
and supply the merchants with sashes.
I am clothed with strength and dignity;
I can laugh at the days to come.
I speak with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on my tongue.
I watch over the affairs of my household
and do not eat the bread of idleness.
My children arise and call me blessed;
My husband also, and he praises me:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but I am a woman who fears the Lord and I am to be praised.
I am honored for all that my hands have done,
and my works bring me praise at the city gate.