Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

fearfully & wonderfully made

I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

 

This week, I discovered some less than flattering words had been said about me. Things that I knew weren’t true.. but they still bothered me.

 

At first, I shook it off. But the more I thought about, then angrier I got. Like The Hulk, you-won’t-like-me-when-I’m-angry kind of angry. How dare someone call me names! How dare they lie! It’s bad enough to think hateful things about someone, but a thousand times worse to go around saying it to others.

 

But then, I took a step back. Over and over again I have seen God’s promises in my life. Over and over again He has remained faithful to me. Over and over again I am blessed by Him.

 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. ~Psalm 139:13-14

 

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am a daughter of the King. He has created me to be who I am. He has given me purposes to fulfill and abilities to complete them. He knit me together and created me from the inside out. He loves me. Abundantly, completely.

 

I am so far from perfect. But I try my best. So in the end, no matter how much my flesh wants to explain our family’s choices and give haters an earful.. it doesn’t matter. If I am following the Lord’s direction for my life, that is what counts. No one will ever agree with everyone’s choices. My job isn’t to listen to negative comments. My job is to praise the Lord for His works in my life – including how He designed me! In the end the negative comments don’t matter. I am living in peace because my heavenly father says I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

 

 

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About Layne Quintanilla

I'm a Child of God, wife, frugal home school mama, and blogger. Living each day intentionally & full of joy!

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5 Responses to Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

  1. Mandee April 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    That is so right! I definitely needed this scripture today too! Thanks so much for blogging about this. You really just never know who needs what you are writing and who you are going to touch, but God always has a plan. He is always using us for something bigger than we could ever imagine. Just remember that his plan is so much bigger than ours. Take everything he gives you and learn from it. I wish you a better luck next week. I know you have been through a lot lately and I pray that things only get better from here. You have good friends that are always here to listen too. I’m so glad to have met you! ((HUGS))

    • Layne Quintanilla April 13, 2013 at 12:07 am #

      Awww, Mandee! You are so sweet! I am so blessed to be getting to know you! Literally, all this week, whenever anything has happened I think “Mandee has FIVE. FIVE. I can do this with three.” LOL!! 🙂 You are such an encouragement as well!

  2. Stephanie April 13, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    Amen! Sometimes it really easy to forget who we are and who we belong to. Often times we get so caught up in what others think and say about us that we forget we are wonderfully made. Prepared for such a time as this! No one but you knows what God has called you to do! Love this post!

  3. Sherry April 17, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    It is too often we get hurt by what others say about us, but this is the perfect passage to go to so that we are reminded where we come from. Layne, you are an amazing person and deserve to be treated so much better.

    • Layne Quintanilla April 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      Aww, thanks Sherry! I’m glad you’re in my life! ♥