Tuesday's Thought

To Have and to Hold, For Better or Worse (Part 2)


For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:13-14

It’s interesting, both here in this verse and in Genesis 2, we see God’s intimacy with mankind. While God simply spoke the entire world into being, with man and woman, He paused to form us or shape us into the likeness He desired. David noted this in the Psalm above.

How could it be that the God of the universe would take even a moment to create us?

If you really think about it, it’s astounding God would spend even a fraction of a second on you.

Sometimes when life isn’t going the way we think it should, there’s a tendency to feel like God doesn’t care. But the truth—we matter to Him. You’ve always mattered to Him.

God isn’t apathetic towards us. He’s never been. From the beginning of time, He cared about you and about me. That doesn’t mean life ordains our paths with ease. Life can be hard, and often, God expects us to turn toward Him in those difficulties (Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7).

That’s why He created the marriage contract, which we discussed last week (see here). He loves us despite ourselves, despite pain and sorrow, despite failures and even our flaws. We don’t deserve this love, but He loves us even in our mistakes. That’s not the type of marriage we often see in the world today. And if one of life’s difficulties is a relationship of some sort or of “no sort”, He can fulfill what a spouse never could.

The God who created you, weaving together your being with personal touches, loves you. You’re His creation. Don’t let circumstances dictate anything less. Find confidence in Him.

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