I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, my soul knows it well.
As I wrote it out, I thought about how each one of us IS truly wonderfully made. There is not just good stuff, but SUPER AMAZING stuff in each of us.
This wasn’t a note that only my kids needed to read, it was one that I needed to read and remember for myself.
Too often I see my failures and the things I could have/ should have done differently or done better and get caught up in those. (Anyone else with me?)
When this happens, I forget who I am in Him, that He made me, and I get mad at myself for not doing things better.
Deep down, even in my lack of perfection, I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I can do this thing called life. And I can do it well. We all can.
Life has more twists and turns than I ever expected and sometimes those twists and turns are really hard. Things aren’t as black and white as I expected. Decisions can be tough. Trade-offs are tough. I want to do it ALL well ALL of the time.
But I cannot.
Just like you, and my kids, I AM fearfully and wonderfully made, and yet I still make mistakes. Being fearfully and wonderfully made doesn’t mean we are expected to be perfect. I think perhaps it means we can be resilient. We can be kind. We can be loving. We’ve got the good stuff in us.
Realizing that awesomeness is not easy. Acting on it isn’t always easy, either.
But it is there, within us, to grasp, nurture and grow or to let it go.
I may be tired. I may be weary. But I am fearfully and wonderfully made. The ultimate creator made me. It’s up to me to reach in there and follow His lead in my mistakes and in my successes.
Let’s remind each other how well we are truly made. The good stuff is there, in ALL of us.