(Psalm 144: 3-4) 3 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? 4 They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.
The idea of our God, the Creator of the world, being interested in our individual lives is quite a mystery and can be hard to comprehend at times. Within the timelessness of His existence, we are but wisps of smoke. Our lives dissipate so quickly in comparison to the infinity that He is, and in His word, our God reminds us, “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” (Revelation 1:8)
All of my life I have struggled with feeling invisible…small. I don’t crave attention for the sake of being on display. In fact, I rather detest being in the spotlight, yet somewhere planted deep in my heart is this prickly little seed of insignificance, and from it grows a profound yearning to matter to those who I love the most. It has taken me nearly my entire life thus far, but I’m finally beginning to take hold of three very important truths about God that are confirmation of the words He has constantly whispered into my spirit throughout my life: I see you.
- God is omnipresent. He is everywhere. There is no time, no place, no has been, and nothing that will come to be that He hasn’t graced with His presence. Deuteronomy 31:8 tells us, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Because of this omnipresence, our Creator is able to dote on each one of us as if we are His one and only.
- God is omniscient. He knows and sees all. We are NEVER invisible to Him. “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139:1-3)
- God is omnipotent. He is all powerful. He is not limited in any way by any thing. Even in the midst of his pain and lament, Job proclaimed his own faith in God’s power: “I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans.” (Job 42:1) For God, Creator of everything that exists, if it can be imagined…dreamed…He can bring it into existence…He can do it. Jeremiah 32:17 declares, “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”
For me, these three revelations have been integral pieces in the puzzle that is my faith in God and my sense of self-worth. As I grow in Him, I am constantly turning over new pieces and searching for where they fit into the framework and foundation that has been built from these three corner pieces. There is no greater revelation than to understand that you are seen, you matter, and you are loved by a God who can do ANYTHING…and for you He will always come through. The bottom line: YOU MATTER.
(Matthew 10: 29-31) 29 What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Prayer: Father God, in a world full of people, multiplying at all times, it is very easy to feel small and insignificant. Help me to use your word as a reminder that I am important…that you see me. Thank you for your presence, your watchful eye, and the strength of your gentle hand. I will continue to place my value and worth only in You. Amen.