|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month” The end of anxiety and despair”
Our Bible verse for today: “For it was you who created my inward parts, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:11 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “The greatest miracle in the world”
This morning I want to continue our examination of Psalm 139 which we began yesterday. Psalm 139 is one of the most affirming and comforting of all the Psalms. Probably no other Psalm (besides perhaps Psalm 23) so clearly communicates the heart of God and His overwhelming love for you as an individual. I encourage you to slowly and devotionally read and think deeply about the following words from verses 11-18:
“For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well.
My bones were not hidden from you when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.
God, how precious your thoughts are to me; how vast their sum is! If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, I am still with you.
In 1975 Og Mandino released a very helpful and encouraging Christian book. It was a small paperback with the title “The Greatest Miracle in the World” and it was based on Psalm 139:11-18. (It’s still in print so can easily order a copy for yourself, and I encourage you to do so).
The greatest miracle in the world? It’s you. You are God’s greatest miracle. He designed you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb. He lovingly formed you into the unique individual you are. There has never been another like you, and there never will be again. In the New Living Translation of Ephesians 2:10 the Apostle Paul says that you are God’s masterpiece. Psalm 139:11-18 explains why that is so.
Whenever you find yourself struggling with anxiety and despair, maybe even feeling discouraged and depressed, I encourage you to spend some devotional time slowly reading and thinking deeply about Psalm 139. God is always with you, and you are more precious to Him than you realize. To God, you are His greatest miracle.
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