“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

Pastoral Counselor Dr. Monty Knight says the most important question in life is: “Who or what tells me who I am?”  It is a question of the source(s) of our self-worth.

People in abusive relationships have little self-worth because they are told they have no real value.  Children who are bullied in school struggle because they are excluded or worse.  The ones who are constantly criticized at work or at home may start to believe the negativity pointed in their direction.  And, identity problems are not just related to low self-esteem.  Some people, because of their upbringing or surroundings, have an overinflated ego that is as crippling spiritually as low self-worth is emotionally.

So, how do you answer that all-important question?  Where do you get your sense of worth and value?

David tells us in Psalm 139 that his value comes from the Lord.  He knows that he is fearfully and wonderfully made.  No matter what anyone else may say about David, he will be secure because of what God says.  Isn’t that amazing?  Our value in this life does not come from pedigree, accomplishments, or circumstances; it comes from the Lord.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Your value is not dependent on who you are; it is dependent on who God is.   You, created in his image, are wonderful.  Can you say it out loud right now?  “I am created in God’s image, and I am wonderful!”  Say it again!

Pastor Daniel