Song of Solomon 1:5-6
I am very dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
I too sometimes feel like whatever and whoever I am is disqualified from being whatever and whoever I wish I was. The place where I was placed has produced in me something of which I now feel ashamed to be. But my Maker placed me there and the darkness produced by His sun is not offensive to Him. It may not have been my preference or to my neighbor's taste, but it is a non-issue to the One who tanned my hide. I may be dark to them, but to Him I am lovely.