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God created you fearfully-wonderfully!
Day 5

by Gini Crawford, MSW

     Humans are the highlight of God's creation. God made us fearfully and wonderfully!

     King David in Psalm 8 writes about how surprised he is that God, the Creator of everything, would make us, mere humans, just a little lower than Himself. David was amazed that God cares for us so much that He allows us to rule over His creation. David also seemed astonished that God would crown us with glory and majesty. (I can relate to what David is feeling. How about you?) David says of God in Psalm 8:3-6,

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, And dost crown him with glory and majesty! Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet. NASB®

     Psalm 139 tells us that God made us wonderfully, which means we are amazingly constructed! As I look in the mirror or make a foolish comment, I certainly don't think of myself as amazingly put together. Yet the truth is, whether or not we think or feel we are God's amazing creation, we are!

     God's Word even says God made us fearfully which means He made us awesomely. Do you think or feel awesome? I don't most the time, but God thinks I am, so I am! I do believe God thinks of us as His beloved wonder women (excuse my modernization). Psalm 139:14 says,

I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well. NASB®

Life Application

     Read Psalm 139:1-16 to give you some information on Who God is and how wonderfully He has made you. Write down any insights. Ask God to force you to look past your perceived negatives, and ask Him to show you how awesomely and amazingly constructed He has made you. A lie of our society and of course of Satan is how important looks are. God created us with much more than just looks. Believe me, since I am more than a half century old, I need to remember this fact. Since God created you wonderfully and fearfully, what does this tell you? Prayerfully thank God for making you as He did!

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