You Are Somebody
Have you ever felt worthless? Like you have no value? That you are expendable? It just seems that you work as hard as possible but nothing ever changes. Those feelings aren’t uncommon. Numerous people end up feeling like a nobody headed nowhere at different times in their life. If you feel that way, you aren’t getting the whole picture.
In Psalm 139, there are five truths that help you understand yourself the way that God sees you. Consider those five truths…
First, God knows you. In Psalm 139:1–6, there are nine words of importance.
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it” (Ps. 139:1–6).
See the point? God knows you. He knows you better than you know yourself.
Second, God is pursuing you. David says, “If God knows me so well, then I cannot hide from him” (Ps. 139:7–10). There is no escaping God geographically or spiritually. The good news is that God leads us and holds us (v. 10). The point here is that God wants you and pursues you. No matter how you feel about yourself, God sees you as valuable. Consider what the psalmist says about how God made you:
Third, God thinks you are awesome. You aren’t a nobody. God made you. In fact, you are the pinnacle of God’s creation. With man, God was careful to pay attention to every detail.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Ps. 139:13–16).
Fourth, God has a plan just for you. The psalmist wrote, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Ps. 139:16). God is watching over your life. You are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). He has a plan for you with a bright future (Jer. 29:11). If God is watching over you and has a plan, then you aren’t worthless.
Finally, sin is the real problem. The final section of this psalm seems out of place (Ps. 129:19–22). David realizes the world around him is making things difficult. The sin and darkness of the world makes it hard to follow God’s plan. But God has a plan. Turn to God like David did:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”
God’s word is true. You aren’t a nobody. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You are valuable. And God wants a relationship with you. Turn from the life of sin and walk with Him. You are somebody. You’re the child of the Almighty.