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Have you ever felt worthless?

Psalm 139:13-18 encourages me.

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,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
       All the days ordained for me
       were written in your book
       before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to  me are your thoughts, O God!
       How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
      they would outnumber the grains of sand.
      When I awake,
      I am still with you.

God values you.  He thinks the world of you.  He is so convinced that you are an amazing person.  Do you think God is wrong?  He made you!  Every delicate little fiber of your body was put together by him.  You are a miraculous quilt of blood and skin and muscle and tendons and tissues and hair.  He knit you together in your mother’s womb.  Even there you couldn’t escape his presence.  He could see you so clearly in that secret, quiet place.  God has made you wonderfully complex!  That’s why nobody else can figure you out! 

Only God knows your intimate soul.  Only God can completely understand your deepest passions.  Only God.  He has known you since the day you were conceived.  He mapped out and then recorded every day of your life.  His heart gushes for you.  He loves you so much.  His thoughts about you are so precious!  They are so wonderful.  And he never stops thinking about you.  He never forgets you.  He is always constantly thinking about you.  Innumerable thoughts!  You couldn’t count all the thoughts God has about you.  More than the grains of the sand of this earth is how many times God thinks about you.  And every single day is like that.  From day to day, every time you wake up, God loves you and is already thinking about you. 

May you be so encouraged today.  May you understand that you are understood.  May you never feel alone again.  May you always feel so important, so special, so loved.  God sees your heart.  God has mapped out a plan for you.  God is with you.  God created you- you!  God is thinking about you right now.  May you live encouraged and refreshed and re-powered in the knowledge that God knows and loves you.


  1. Hey Andrew, have you read “The Shack” by William P Young yet? If not, I would recommend it highly. Your comments here reminded me of some of the things which come up in the fiction novel.

  2. Continuing from your line on freedom last, I thought this a more appropriate place for my response.
    If we are freer in some places it must be that God’s design of us in the womb as he knew us in the secret places, designed us with secret places to know him. This would be like a friend of mine who knows God’s presence as soon as he goes out to the mountains. Being in that natural setting is his secret place where God knew and he knows.
    However, does that not mean that there are going to be places not so secret, not so special, and quite fully lonely? I suppose it is the memory of these other times that should carry you through, but that is even more depressing because it sounds like God has left you. MAybe it is an intellectual awareness that God is there whether you see, feel, taste, touch him or not. How, though, do you love God with your heart, soul, mind and strength when it feels like he is nowhere near anything except your head at best?

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