7 Ways You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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The weight of the world comes crashing down on us in many ways. The enemy attacks us making us feel like we are nothing, that no one cares about us, and we’re not beautiful.

But the Lord says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). The enemy is going to continue to try to steal your joy and make you feel horrible about yourself to tear you down.

The good news is, that God loves us deeply and cares so much for us that He let His one and only son die on the cross for our sins. He created the stars, Heaven, and the Earth yet He knows us by our name. He made us in His image, each of us are individually handcrafted.

The enemy becomes fearful when we lay down our lives for Jesus and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Each life is precious and beautiful to God. When you dig deeper into these words, it is miraculous. Our human nature, our body, isn’t just ordinary. It’s a work of art by our Father in Heaven.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

What Does Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Mean?

As children of God, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We all have different talents, abilities, and gifts. God sees us in a different way than we see each other. The way that God created us shows us the care and the amount of attention to detail He put into all of us.

Think about it, there are billions of us, yet we aren’t exactly the same. God doesn’t see us as average, inadequate, or not enough like we sometimes see ourselves. The enemy fails to attack our image often because there is no competition with the way the Lord has created us.

Amazingly enough, God just didn’t create us that way, He wants us to see ourselves the same way He does. Have you ever heard “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” but don’t fully understand how it applies to you?

Through Bible studies and digging into Bible verses we can comprehend it. If you think about the meaning of the words a little more, it may give you an “ah-ha” moment. The word “wonderfully” in Hebrews gives you a better understanding. It means to be separate or unique.

God didn’t create us ordinarily, He made us to be special. Billions of people are on this earth yet there is not a single person who is like you. God only created you, like you, and like no one else. Now, take a moment to really savor that.

Only God has the power and ability to be so intentional with how He created every single person on this planet. Now the “wonderful” part is pretty easy to understand and even focus on. But sometimes the “fearfully” part can be overlooked.

Out of so many words, that is the word David chose to speak. In Hebrew, it refers to having a fear of the Lord. This doesn’t mean what may be coming to your mind right now. Having a fear of the Lord isn’t to be scared or frightful of God.

It means to have a certain respect and reverence toward God. The world views fear completely different. In this case, it’s just a deep respect for God. The reason we obey God and His Word, the reason we follow Him, and stand in awe of His goodness is because of who He is.

God created us, each with a divine purpose, and desires us to have a relationship with Him. He doesn’t force us to, He allows us the free will to make that choice. God is a good Father who is so worthy of our praise and us surrendering our lives back to Him.

If we are choosing to criticize, which is the opposite of praise, whether it’s upon ourselves or someone else, we aren’t just criticizing ourselves, or the next person, but we are criticizing our creator, God. This is a place where the enemy loves to attack but we don’t have to let it take over.

Why? Because God doesn’t make mistakes. He didn’t make a mistake when creating you or even your neighbor because God’s way is perfect. It’s important to view things from God’s perspective, rather than our fleshly perspective.

The Bible is flawless. If you are feeling inadequate or less than others. Remember that He designed every ounce of you exactly the way He wanted you to be. Right down to your specific eye color. Reflect on His creation today, you might just find yourself standing in awe of how uniquely He created you!

Where Does the Bible say We are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made?

Through reading the books of the Bible and even memorizing scripture we all can practically recite this verse without the Bible in hand. Psalm 139:14 says:

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (NKJV)

David was praising the Lord because He is simply worthy of our praise. Our human nature, our flesh, is sinful, and that would lead us straight into hell. Praise the Lord, for Him to love us so much that Jesus’ sacrifice gives us salvation to have eternal life.

David knew he wasn’t great, but the greatness of God made him great. The same goes with being wonderful, only because it’s God’s wonderfulness that makes us, wonderful.

Ever notice, how you can read all of Psalm 139 many times over again and the Holy Spirit speaks something to you? To think that God knitted every single one of us in our mother’s womb and was so specific with the details is mesmerizing, it gives me goosebumps.

He didn’t have to create you, but He did because He knew the world needed one of you. David encourages us through this verse as he is saying to God that He is praising Him because of how amazingly He created him to be.

We are all truly a masterpiece of God, from our fingerprints, and retina scans, down to our DNA, which is completely unique. In today’s world, you don’t see uniqueness in many things. Many products aren’t the original design but purely a copycat.

We are 100% original, that is how God created us to be. We are more precious than rubies to God and absolutely priceless. We are only wonderful because our Heavenly Father is wonderful. We stand in awe of God, honor Him, and respect Him because we are fearfully made.

Ways You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Here is a list of ways you are fearfully and wonderfully made. I’ve included scripture references.

1. You are Loved

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Romans 5:8 – “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

1 John 3:1 – “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

2. You are a Child of God

John 1:12 – “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”

John 10:9 – “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.”

1 John 3:1 – “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

3. You are Forgiven

1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Acts 10:43 – “To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Jeremiah 31:34 – “And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

4. You are Redeemed and Made New

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;”

Galatians 3:13-14 – “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.”

John 14:6 – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

5. You are Precious

Isaiah 43:4 – “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.”

1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

Psalm 116:15 – “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

6. You are an Heir of God

Galatians 4:7 – “So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

Romans 8:17 – “And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”

Revelation 20:6 – “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.”

7. You are Set Apart

James 1:18 – “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Ephesians 4:22-24 – “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

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  1. These are great reminders and the passages are perfect for a vision board.