I was doing some work this week and reading Psalm 139 ... we are "fearfully" and "wonderfully" made.
How do these words make you feel? What first comes to mind when you hear them?
I've never stopped with great reverance to see what these word truly mean. Fearfully (fear of the Lord), means to have a respect and reverence for God. We were born with a need to acknowledge Him and His greatness. Wonderfully (distinct and unique) - this verse says that God made you special. God has a special purpose and plan for you. We are special and fashioned to serve and purpose and even greater to realize that it is not about us, we are for His greater purpose.
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you…"
I am amazed at how degrading we (as a society) are, to the greatness of whom we were made to be. We are perfectly formed in the likeness of our Great Creator. No tear goes without purpose, no divine dream unfulfilled, no love without someone to receive. I have learned that our schemes often cloud the divine view that God wishes us to see.
So, be encouraged, your in-between and even the mundane has a purpose. You will see the dots connected and the picture that will lay before you could potentially be even greater than anything you could have ever imagined.
We are all of worth and our praise is GOOD ENOUGH!