Psalm 139 has always been my favorite Psalm. I have always been amazed when I read it. When you read the details that God knows about us, how marvelous are His thoughts towards us, how he knew us in the womb, I can’t help but feel incredibly loved and special. Verse 14 is incredibly encouraging in English, but even more so when you look at the deeper Hebrew meaning using Strong’s concordance. Blueletterbible.org is an awesome website I use for my studying. I have always needed to study this verse, so I will share my findings with you below.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14
fearfully: to stand in awe of, be awed. to cause astonishment and awe, be held in awe.
Jesus is in awe of me, of us, His creation!
wonderfully made: to be distinct, marked out, be separated, be distinguished, to be wonderful, to make separate, set apart.
We are all distinct, distinguished, and separate individuals. There are billions of us on planet Earth and he knows each and every one of us.
I am confident! I am beautiful. When the old me wants to think negatively about myself, when I doubt my worth, when I think I’m ugly, or I am unsatisfied with how God made any part of me, I am calling Him a liar. I am insulting the God of the universe. I am hurting my Father who loves me unconditionally. I have NO RIGHT to be insecure! I have NO RIGHT to think negatively about myself! God doesn’t make junk! He made me perfect, He loves me no matter how many times I fail and fall. He wants me to believe His truth and His word, and find my confidence and beauty and security in who He created me to be.
Lord, forgive me for doubting Your Word and Truth, forgive me for insulting You. Change my heart. Change my will. Anoint my ears, so that I will not listen to the negative lies that the devil torments me with. Anoint my tongue so that I may speak the truth whenever I am fought with lying thoughts. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
Please feel free to leave a comment of your own struggles and truths that you have discovered in your journey.