When we have the faith to look God square in the face, He then responds to how beautiful we are in His eyes. Those who wallow in the guilt of their sin cannot understand God's captivating gaze at us if we are continually looking at ourselves. He is our glory and the lifter of our heads (Psalm 3:3). We must allow Him to do so.
Have we turned away from God in disgust of our sins? We will never know what He really thinks of us until we allow Him to lift our chin and stare into His beautiful face. Then, we will see an expression of love and joy for His beloved that cannot be expressed in words. There is no more holy place than that of the bride looking into the eyes of the Bridegroom. Beloved, God desires us to practice His presence here and look to Him, recognizing His pleasure for us. This is the place of true abiding.