Thursday, March 12, 2009

Psalm 139

Self esteem is something that I've struggled with for most of my life. I'm guilty of looking at others and thinking how I'd love to be more like them. They have it all together; they have a better prayer life; a better grasp of Scripture, etc. Of course, there are also the physical comparisons. The bottom line is that I don't always like who I am and I wonder how God could possibly love such a messed up person.

It's during times like these that God directs me to Psalm 139. I love reading this Psalm in The Message, particularily verse 14. "I thank you, High God- You're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made."
Inside and out, body and soul, I am marvelously made. Inside and out, body and soul, you were all marvelously made as well. I think this is something that we all need to hear and definitely something we need to instill in our kids, nieces, nephews, and other children we come in contact with. Verse 5 tells us "I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there, too- your reassuring presence, coming and going." God is with us always. He created us with His blueprint; the final outcome was not a surprise to Him. Who am I to criticize His creation?

God loves us just the way we are. Are we ready to do the same?


  1. Oh, Cyndy, this is such a beautiful post!! I so much needed to hear this today. I have been struggling with all this physical illness and the emotional loss and I've just about hit the bottom of my reserves! To come here and read your beautiful encouraging words and the precious music restores my soul! I love you!


  2. Cyn I came over to thankyou for your help in putting music on my blog. But now I need to thankyou for your beautiful thought. I was actually just last night feeling a lot like your words described. My children are grown now and I would definately do things different. You are blessed with youthful insight. Life is definately a journey. Good that you are gathering the tools now. ~Athella

  3. You are a wonderfully made beautiful Godly woman.

    From a Raggedy Roberta Ann

  4. aaahhh Cyn well my face is red...I thought you had small children...Im 53 maybe my older age is setting in...

  5. Wise words indeed and something we do need to hear and relate to those around us often.

    God don't make no junk!