“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 NIV)
I woke up a few days ago with this scripture on my mind. I began to thank God for how he had made me and how overwhelmed I felt, knowing that he loved me in my brokenness, weaknesses, and issues. Then I went to the Bible app, which was also the scripture for the day. I jump on Facebook, and it is the memory of the day where I shared one of those OMG game predictions about me from January 15, 2019. It went something like this- “Who is this woman? Andrea is confident in her own skin; this woman doesn’t let the criticisms about her appearance affect her. She has long accepted her imperfections, and she knows that those make her special. Others can choke on their opinion because she knows who she is, and she is proud!” My comment was this is a prophetic word that I hope to grow into. And due to years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, coupled with weight gain and mastectomy, has done a number on my confidence and self-esteem. And in thinking about all these things, I was again reminded by the illustration of the “dollar bill.” If you take a dollar bill and crumble it up, step on it, and roll it in the dirt, it does not diminish the currency’s value. So it is with God, He has declared that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We may have experienced some of life’s issues where we thought we were being crumbled into a ball, and life’s problems have stepped on us. At times, we felt discarded, and we lost our value to God and others. I want to remind you as I was that no matter what happens to you, you still retain the value that God has placed on you!