Today’s Verse: Psalm 139:14
Sin’s Effects on God’s Wonderful Creations
David is right, the body is an intricate creation – unique from all of God’s other creations, and a true testimony of His wonderfully, amazing, miraculous works. Let’s get real though – do you sometimes read this verse and roll your eyes or grimace, knowing you don’t feel wonderfully made? I mean in these days of increasing aches and pains of age and less than stellar care that I have given this particular vessel through the years – I am grimacing! Don’t get me wrong, it is good to be reminded that when God “formed me in my mother’s womb”, I was “wonderfully made”. It is an encouraging truth and a wonderful reminder of the power and creativity of God – but, I admit this body doesn’t always feel like it.
More Like a Mess –
I don’t know about you, but I find myself seeking His mercies and strength more and more as I weather the consequences of the lack of self care and/or good habits, or simply the aging process on this earthly body. I pray for His help and healing of what feels more like a mess than a fearfully and wonderfully made body. While I know I cannot undo the aging process or the role my choices have played on this body, I am equally certain that to live in regret and fear or misery is not glorifying to God and only robs me of the rich and satisfying life that Christ came to give, which is exactly what the enemy wants. His purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. He wants us to be miserable and to turn away from God.
Satan Has No Authority Here
Even as I was writing about the enemy’s purpose – I was reminded of an old song that declares satan has no authority over me, for this habitation was created by God and for God’s glory. All authority belongs to God – who fearfully and wonderfully created us. And, this same Creator works all things, including our messes and poor choices, together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose – and this for His glory.
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