I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well. Ps. 139:14.
On an episode of the HGTV show, Hometown, Ben Napier remarked that you never know how well something is made util you try to tear it apart. Those words resonated with me the same way David’s words from the opening Bible verse do.
Fearfully and wonderfully made can be hard to remember when obstacles such as unkind words, financial burdens, rejection, loneliness, or unexpected medical diagnoses can feel like they are tearing you apart brick by brick. But, that doesn’t change the fact that God has created each of us as his own unique masterpiece, built to withstand (with his help) anything the world throws at us.
Let these few words encourage your heart today. You don’t have to crumble under the weight of the world on your shoulders because you were never meant to carry that burden anyway. That’s God’s job. He has a different plan and purpose for your life. Turn everything over to the master carpenter and let him show you just how well built you really are.