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You Are No Surprise to God

Psalm 139:15-18 You could see my bones grow as my body took shape, hidden in my mother’s womb. You could see my body grow each passing day. You listed all my parts, and not one of them was missing. Your thoughts are beyond my understanding. They cannot be measured! If I could count them, they would be more than all the grains of sand.

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The way that most people figure out their sense of worth, their place in the world, is by comparing themselves to others, and then coming to the conclusion that “this is where I fit in the pecking order.” But that’s not always the best way to go about things.

Before I became a Christian, I used to compare myself to other people. Not just a bit, but a lot. They seemed so much more talented than me. They seemed to be having so much more fun than me. They had more stuff than me, more friends than me … on and on.

It turns out that the more you compare yourself to all those happy, well-adjusted, successful people out there, the more your weaknesses, your failures, your spots and wrinkles, seem to define how you see yourself.

So here’s the question: are your limitations any surprise to God? Is the fact that you can’t do this or that a shock to Him? Is He sitting there, shaking His head, looking at you, thinking– Well I mucked that one up when I made them, didn’t I?

Here once more, is the psalmist praying to God about how God made him:

Psalm 139:15-18 You could see my bones grow as my body took shape, hidden in my mother’s womb. You could see my body grow each passing day. You listed all my parts, and not one of them was missing. Your thoughts are beyond my understanding. They cannot be measured! If I could count them, they would be more than all the grains of sand.

Do you get it? Nothing about you is any surprise to God. Everything about you, every piece of information encoded on the trillions of strands of DNA in your body, was something that God chose for you.

And that makes you, in His eyes, just perfect.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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