Dear Daughter (a poetic Bible-based encouragement for women)

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Dear Daughter (a poetic Bible-based encouragement for women)

Dear Daughter,

I’ve watched you closely.

I watched you take your first breath.

I knit your parts carefully together in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13-16.

Each one specially picked out. That nose, those ears.

People cradled you while I looked on.

You grew, you developed a mind of your own, individual tastes. I smiled with each decision you made.

Be careful of what the world says

My daughter, you’re going to hear a lot of things.

The world will tell you:

  • Grab all you can because youre entitled to it.
  • Your looks are whats most important. 

You’ll be bombarded with these messages in commercials, on magazine covers.

You’ll feel like you don’t measure up. You may fall into the trap of comparisons. You’ll focus on what you perceive are your imperfections. Want to know what I think?

I think you’re beautiful because I created you

When Satan approached Eve in my beautiful garden, he lied to her. He twisted my words just enough to make them believable. 2 Corinthians 11:3.

He’s a liar, my daughter. He’ll always be a liar.

I created you just as you should be. If you look to me, instead of the things parading before your eyes, you’ll realize you were created for a purpose. My purpose.

I created love. I demonstrated what love was, on a cross. John 15:13.

Give me your story, let me hold your hand as you walk

I’m good at writing different endings, at blessing your footsteps and working everything together for good. I know what’s best for you, and I love to care for you. (Psalm 33:11-12, Proverbs 16:3-4, Ephesians 1:7-10)

I love you, my daughter. Share my love with others, as I’ll always love you. (Matthew 28:19-20) I’ll always be there for you. I’ll never leave you, I promise. I don’t break my promises.

Your Father,


Read an earlier post by Anne here.

About The Author
Anne Peterson
Anne Peterson
Hi, I'm Anne. I am a poet, speaker and published author of 42 Bible Studies as well as more than 30 articles with, a Christianity Today website. Two of my Bible studies are published in Bible Study Faith & Work, published by Thomas Nelson. My poetry is sold through gift stores throughout the United States and in 23 countries. I have written my memoir, Broken: A Story of Abuse and Survival, Real Love: Guaranteed to Last, and the author of three children’s books: Emma’s Wish, and The Crooked House, stories illustrated by her daughter Jessica. I’ve also written Lulu’s Lunch. Sonny Follows His Heart is still another children’s book, soon to be released, illustrated by my husband Michael. And Make Believe will be my first poetry book published. This book was written as I looked at the photographs which my daughter made and then wrote poems. I live in Peoria, Illinois with my husband Michael. We’ve been married for 39 years and we have two children and four grandchildren. I love telling stories and playing with words. I am a poet, published author and speaker, but the title I most love is Grandma. Blog: Facebook:
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