Daily Devotional: Wednesday, July 20 - Seen Before You Were Born

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” — Psalm 139:13-14

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Do you know God saw you before you were born? Not only did He see you, He formed you. There was intricate purpose involved in the shape of your face, the color of your hair and the size of your arms and legs. In Psalm 139, we read about the intentionality involved in the development of every human.

The reason you and I forget our value is because we know exactly how we have messed up and how we have tarnished this body and life we live. We live in a world marred by sin, and the hardest part of being human is that we get distracted by the way sin has dishonored the creation God intended when He made us.

I don’t know about you, but when I look in the mirror, I immediately see all the things I don’t like about myself — my hair, the shape of my neck (or lack of a neck), my shoulders, maybe waist, etc. The list goes on and on. And when I look in the mirror, I see all the mistakes I’ve made and sins I’ve committed, and because of all this I have a hard time accepting myself.

But God sees all that too. Yet, He does not judge us the way we see ourselves. He judges us by the intentional design He intended when He formed us. What would it look like to live your life knowing that you and your body are fully accepted?

— Reza Zadeh, Denver Broncos chaplain

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