Psalm 139 Part 2

Psalm 139:13-18 is a very powerful section of Scripture for me. While the first part of Psalm 139 talks about how there is nowhere you can hide from his presence and how he know are very thoughts and everything we will do before we do it, this section of Psalm 139 focuses on how created each one of us on purpose for a purpose.

Created for a Purpose

 

Psalm 139 Part 2, Psalm 139:13-18
I can’t tell you how much this Scripture has meant to me since I discovered it a few years ago. I have struggled with self-confidence and self-image problems since I was a child. Like many people, especially young girls and adult women, I never felt like I was good enough. I always felt like I had to measure up to someone else’s standard. Sometimes it was my own standard that I tried to measure up to without success. My self-image was always dependent on what I did rather than who I am or whose I am.
It didn’t matter what it was, if I failed at something or didn’t meet whatever expectations I had, I would beat myself up. I always felt like I had to be “perfect”. As a Christian, I knew that was impossible for there is only one person who ever walked the earth who was perfect- Jesus.
In the NIV version of the Bible, Psalm 139:13-15 says:

Psalm 139 Part 2, Psalm 139: 13-18“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 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.”

This tells me that I am not a mistake and that you are not a mistake. My self-worth doesn’t have to be dependent on what I do. It doesn’t have to depend on how successful I am or how much money I have or how many things I have. My confidence doesn’t have to depend on the opinions of other people and it isn’t dependent on being perfect.

Psalm 139 Part 2, Psalm 139:13-18

We can be Confident

My confidence can be totally dependent on the fact that God created me with purpose. From the color of my hair to the things I am passionate about to my skills and abilities, everything little thing about me God designed it that way for a purpose with love. He did the same for you and every other person on the planet.

God doesn’t want us to live doubting ourselves, but to be confident in who he created us to be. He doesn’t want us to be arrogant either, but to walk confidently, but humbly, in the knowledge that He created us on purpose for a purpose.

Just knowing that he loves me so much that he chose to create me and all my little quirks, fills me with such joy that there isn’t room to contain it when I really think about it.

I encourage you to take a closer look at these verses in Psalm 139 and think about how much God must love you because he created you with purpose too. You are not a mistake and you are deeply loved.

 


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