For you created my inmost being....
Psalm 139 is my favorite chapter in the entire Bible. I love the way that verses 13-18 speak to who God has so lovingly crafted me to be. "You knit me together in my mother's womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before anyone of them came to pass." Any time I may doubt my value or worth, I pause and think of Psalm 139. If the God of the universe that created it all took the time to knit me together, then there must be something valuable within me. It's like art that is expensive solely because of the great artist that made it. I am valuable because of the great artist that created me.
What's crazy is that there's more to this chapter than just those few lines. Verse 13 starts with "For you created my inmost being..." The first twelve verses speak of how greatly God knows us. "You have searched me Lord. Before a word is on my tongue, you know it. Where can I go from your presence? Even there your hand will guide me."
it's like the first twelve verses are building up to the why of those things being possible. It's possible for God to search and know us. It's possible for us to never be without Him. It's all possible "for you created my inmost being." Essentially these things are possible because we were created by God. Because He created us then He's able to search and know us. Because He created us we can never be found beyond His presence.
I take such comfort in knowing that I am valuable because He made me. But there's so much more that comes with being created by Him than just value. Access to His presence and living life with Him is all part of the package. And for that I whole-heartedly rejoice!