DAY 2 (25 Feb 2020) – You are not an accident
Isaiah 44:2 (CEV)
I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.
This verse brings great encouragement – even if it’s hard to understand that God was caring for me before I existed! The word of God does the work of settling my soul and revealing truth to me. His word contends with the lies because, sadly, when I first read this verse, I started to argue against it. I allowed the pain of the past and my struggles to stir up doubt: what about when that happened, it didn’t seem that You were caring for me then?
But as I deliberately meditated on how God is my Creator, I am reminded that You Father God designed me. You have purpose and intention. That when bad things happen, it doesn’t mean I was a mistake or an accident. I am not an afterthought. I am not forgotten. Far from it. While circumstance, emotions and the work of the enemy would have me doubt You, Your word tells me otherwise: “You were in my care even before you were born”. As I continue to think about this, I imagine Father God saying it to me with a warm smiling voice and a tender look in His eye. I am reminded that You are for me and have all things in control. My heart is at peace again.
Father God, thank you for loving me. Thank you for watching over me and caring for me. I am so thankful that You speak truth to me.
Written by Gab Martin
I remember reading a quote once in an art gallery that said something like “For us to fulfil our role as image bearers of a creator, we must also be creative” and it got me thinking. What was God really thinking when He created Humanity? My thinking led me to come across a concept in theology called the “social trinity” that basically says that the three distinct persons of the trinity expressed such love and unity internal to the trinity, that this love had to overflow, and it overflowed in such loving creative expression to bring in to existence all of creation. And the pinnacle and culmination of that creation was mankind.
As I read and marvel at the concept of the love overflowing from the relationship within the Trinity and realise that if humanity has been created out of such love, God must truly truly love me more than I could possibly grasp, well beyond my wildest imagination.
Thank you Lord for revealing your love for me afresh this morning!
Thx Gab – I love what you said – “His word contends with the lies”.. because in the natural I was unplanned: an accident. Unfortunately for me I was referred to as a ‘mistake’ which was a major lie that took up residence in me earlier in life. I am so incredibly thankful that in my adulthood Jesus revealed the Truth to me; that I am His treasured child. Always have been. Always will be. So many lies wiped away by His love! This has major significance for me…
Gob – love your thoughts here – may God’s Word ring loud in our ears.
Gab, I love your thoughts here. As someone who was born with physical deformities that have required ongoing surgeries and medical treatment throughout my life, I have often wondered, “How could God have made me like this?” But this verse doesn’t say that he would create me in a particular way or with particular abilities – it says that I was in His care – such an important distinction!
No matter what happens in our lives we must find God – I love your words “your word tells me otherwise”.
Thanking God for His Word.
Thank you Gab for your reflection. I love this verse as no one is ever an accident or unplanned – God holds our beginning and end date in His hands. He has a mighty plan for each of us.