The LORD gives His people strength; the LORD grants His people security.
"This is the very moment we must head straight to the throne of an all-powerful God and father, rehearsing over and over who He says we are and what He says we are worth. We must call on Him to fight our battles for us and through us and to stand us on steady feet in a confidence only He can supply. We must ask Him to bring forth the women in us that we didn't even know we were--women of substance and confidence with whom an image . . . cannot compete. We don't have to compete with them. Let them compete with us if anyone must. After all,
"if God is for us, who can be against us?" ~Romans 8:31
This is exactly the crisis point when we must say over and over in our thoughts. . .
You may have broken my heart and shaken me up, but you cannot have my security. I will not give it up to you or to anyone else. I am a woman of God, clothed in strength and dignity, and no one gets to take those things from me.
Then say it again:
I am clothed with strength and dignity.
In Jesus' name, I am clothed with strength and dignity.
(Excerpt from the powerful little book So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore.)