You are fearfully and wonderfully made

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

Psalm 139:14

Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?

That maybe you don’t deserve the goals and dreams you have?

If so, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, there’s a name for this feeling: “The Imposter Syndrome,” in which one feels like an “imposter” if they strive to be or do better because they believe they aren’t worthy of it.

It’s hardly a surprise given the rampant pessimism of the world these days.

The beauty industry pivots the majority of its profit on convincing women their appearance is unworthy of affection or attention without some costly cosmetics.

Many garages are adorned with Dust-Collector Turbo 500s that the infomercial promised would give a man the muscles needed to be seen as a “true man.”

Indeed, there’s no shortage of criticism whittling away at our self-esteem on a daily basis and leaving us wondering if we really are good enough.

This verse from Psalms reminds us that we are so much more than what our critics or own wounded self-esteem may see.

The God of all creation, the one who placed the stars in the sky, created you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made with talents, skills, and a personality all uniquely your own.

There never has been, and never will be another person like you. God created you as a unique, one-of-a-kind masterpiece; a marvelous work made for exactly this time and place.

Dear reader, please never forget that God not only loves you; He adores you as one of His finest creations. Your potential and the good you bring to this world are truly irreplaceable.

So as we strive to see others through God’s eyes, I encourage you to take some time to see yourself through God’s eyes, too.