Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
As I continue to ready and pray Psalm 139, God gave me these thoughts to share with you today. Psalm 139 begins by telling us that God knows our hearts and our minds; “you perceive my thoughts from afar” (Psalm 139:2). God knows and is involved in every detail of our lives. While we often think of God as being so far removed from us and our daily lives, the truth is that God is very involved with us, so much so, that he knows what you are thinking at this very moment in time. God’s presence is everywhere and there is no place we can go that will escape God’s attention.
In today’s reading from Psalm 139: 13-16, we are told that God knew us and saw our “unformed body” when we were in the “depths of the earth,” our mother’s womb. God knows each of us so intimately because he made us, he created us. And because we are God’s creation, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” So don’t ever let anyone tell you that God does not love you, or somehow thinks less of you, because of the way you look or because of your type of personality or because you act and think differently. God made you, he knows you, and he loves you, just as you are! You are “fearfully and wonderfully” made.
So many people continue to search for that “something” that will fulfill them and make their lives feel whole and complete. Sadly, the search begins with the things of this world instead of their creator God. And you have seen and know the pattern that occurs when people turn to material objects instead of forging a connection with their creator. Temporarily they find meaning and fulfillment in something, but over time, whatever they chose to fulfill themselves and their lives with, fails to satisfy their inner desires. But instead of turning to God, they go after more earthly desires and over time these things again fail to satisfy them and bring meaning to their lives and the entire process is repeated over and over again.
God calls us to look to Him – the one who created us and knows us intimately. God loves you and can bring meaning and fulfillment to your life in a way that will bring wholeness and a sense of purpose to your life. God saw your “unformed body” and he ordained every day that you will live on earth. He knew the day you would be born and he knows the day you will leave this earth. While you are on this earth, God wants to use you to lead others to him and to a life that brings fulfillment and wholeness. Don’t let others or this world that we live in define who you are. You are God’s creation and he loves you and continually wants to draw you closer and closer to him. God’s kingdom is everlasting and he calls upon you, his child, to seek him and to find peace and contentment in God. Say “no” to the things of this world and seek and find God. There you will find true joy and fulfillment for your life here on earth and for eternity.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).