“1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
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.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”
God has hand-picked us and intimately created us.
Before we even are born, God knows us. It is so hard to even know who I am sometimes, hard to completely accept myself, and here we see that God loves everything about us and knows exactly, every detail, what we will do and who we are.
We are hand-picked by God to live a special life like no other. He plans everything, and stays with us through the trials and triumphs. Sometimes, we think God may not be as present in tough times, but remember that He is there.
God knows our strengths, our weaknesses, our quirks. He loves us as we are. That is a beautiful thing to think about! I am in awe at how much God delights in me, loves all of me. And I can call on Him at any time, because He has chosen to stay with me always.
Remember that God is all-knowing. Nothing is an accident. Everything is all for His purpose for you, and God can see everything about you, scars and all.
Lord, thank you for choosing me before I was even born. You handpicked me just because you love me. You have all the details under control and am writing my special story. I pray that I may embrace who I am and live the life you’ve called me to. Amen.