Your heart is at the heart of the matter. All truth is God’s truth. So we should see His written truth expressed in the truth of life.
Success is overcoming adversity. God looks at the heart, for it is the heart which determines if adversity makes you bitter or better. And why He sees reality beyond pimples…
“When they arrived, Samuel noticed Eliab and said to himself, “Surely, here before the Lord stands his chosen king!” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.””
1 Samuel 16:6-7
From the Journal Of Human Capital…
We use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to investigate the association between having acne in middle to high school and subsequent educational and labor market outcomes. We find that having acne is strongly positively associated with overall grade point average in high school, grades in high school English, history, math, and science, and the completion of a college degree. We also find evidence that acne is associated with higher personal labor market earnings for women.
From Hugo M. Mialon and Erik T. Nesson, “Do Pimples Pay? Acne, Human Capital, and the Labor Market,” Journal of Human Capital 13, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 39-55.