You Are Intentionally Made
For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:13-14 [AMP]
This has always been my favorite psalm. The beautiful language and imagery wash over me every time I meditate on it, reminding me how thoroughly the Father knows and loves me. It’s true for all of us. When the Father made you, He didn’t scrawl a hasty sketch and then toss it into the Human-Making Machine. He got in deep, to your innermost being, and wired you with expert precision and gentle tenderness that could never be done by anyone else. Only you could have come out of His hands.
Psalm 139:13-14 in particular has always wooed me with the Father’s love. He intended every part of me. The color of my hair and my eyes and my sense of humor and the way my brain works – including the traits that I don’t like about myself – were purposeful. I was meant to be here the way that I am, cultivated from a single cell zygote to the person I am now.
We’ve all wondered if the Father made a mistake with our design. We think we’re too short or too tall. We cringe when we hear a recording of our own voices. We wish we were more talented, or more intelligent, or more confident. Picking apart bodies, minds, habits, skills, we find many things not to love about ourselves. However, as awkward or imperfect as you may feel, your Father sees a work of art that cannot be duplicated.
Fearfully and wonderfully made. That is what I am. That is what you are. An inspiration sparked in the Father’s mind that would not let go until you had been created. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Your soul knows it, even if you don’t. A deeper consciousness that knows the Father’s good heart and good hands.
Remember to thank God for making you fearfully and wonderfully when you start focusing too much on your faults and mistakes. Over and over in the Bible, the Father tells us that the best way to open yourself up to His Presence is thankfulness – even when it seems illogical. Appreciate who you are, as you are, and trust in His goodness.
Father, thank you that you have created me as a masterpiece. In this moment, I choose to agree with your Word and declare that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you that every bit of me is intentional, meaningful, purposeful. Thank you for being my Creator and Father. Amen.
Bridgette is a hardcore bookworm who believes that stories can change lives because that’s how God has changed hers. She hopes to find a wardrobe to Narnia and join the Avengers, but since she hasn’t yet, she writes to compensate. Currently, she lives with her family in West Covina, CA.