When God created you, he had you on His mind, you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God? You are important to God. You are His crown and Glory because you are a reflection of him.
Everything about you were placed inside of you. Every birth mark was beautifully placed. Every one of your smiles was created just for you. You were created on purpose.
You were created for a relationship with Him. Without a relationship with Him, you will always be searching for something to fill that void.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. – Psalm 139:16
God made each of us individually with a purpose. Nobody is made by accident, and nobody is a mistake. He loves you and has given you a purpose in life, but it is up to you to learn and find that purpose. God knew you would be special before He knew you.
God had a plan for your life before you were even created. He knew that you would have a purpose and he made you special.
He knew that you would do something for the world and make a difference in the lives of others. Before he created you, he knew who he wanted you to be and what you had to offer the world.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
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What Does the Bible Say About Fearfully and Wonderfully Made?
The word ‘wonderfully’ means to be distinct or unique. God made you special (unique). God has a special purpose and plan for you.
Fearfully means an anxious manner; apprehensively. Apprehensively, uneasily nervously, timidly.
The Bible says God formed you (Isaiah 44:24) and created you as His own masterpiece for a purpose (Ephesians 2:10).
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book, they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:13-17.
May I remind you that God is mindful of you and knows everything about your past, present, and future! He is aware of each detail concerning your life.
You are His most beautiful creation made in His image. You matter to Him, and we learn about this from the book of psalms, chapter 139, mentioned in the scripture below.
“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.” Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Meaning
The word “wonderfully” is the Hebrew word “Pala,” which means to be separate, distinguished, or unique. Basically, it means that God made you to be special.
The word “fearfully” used in this passage of scripture is the Hebrew word “yare,” which is the same word the Bible uses when referring to have a “fear of the Lord.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. God has created you to be uniquely special, confident, beautiful, sensual, and ambitious. Each one of us was created differently, for God’s purpose, and for His glory.
He has crowned you with His glory and honor. God has put you on the earth for a reason.
He gives each of us specific talents and personalities to help the world in our own special way. We must live our lives and use what God has given us to touch the world around us. We were put here to lead someone to Jesus.
“So, God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female… Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper who is like him.” – Genesis 1:27, 2:18 HCSB
I grow up in a home in which my mother modeled godly Christian characters. God’s Word is full of examples of women who are great examples.
By reading God’s Word and soaking in His Holy presence, we can learn what it means to be a godly Christian woman, like our moms.
” When the Bible speaks of “fearing the Lord,” it does not mean we are to be terrified of God. We are not to be constantly walking on eggshells, quivering in fear before God. Instead, what “fear of the Lord” is referring to is we are to have a respect and reverence for God.
Here are a few examples of how the fear of the Lord is used in the Bible in reference to respecting and revering God:
“One the third day Joseph said to them, ‘I am a God-fearing man. If you do as I say, you will live.” Genesis 42:18 (NLT)
In this verse the word “fear” is not used in reference to being absolutely terrified of God, but instead to have a deep respect and reverence for God. We follow God and obey God because we respect, reverence His ways and who He is.
We stand in awe of how great and mighty our God is, and we come to Him in praise because He is worthy of our praise. Psalm 18 says:
“As for God, His way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 18:30
God’s way is perfect, and His Word is flawless. That means when God’s Word says that He created your innermost being, then that means God designed you exactly the way He wanted you to be.
“For you created my innermost being.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 (NIV)
FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE: YOU ARE UNIQUELY DESIGNED
You are unique. As women, you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. You have been uniquely designed by God to fulfill a purpose that only we can fulfill.
God has placed certain attributes in women that enable us to fulfill our purpose. Firstly, God has given women beauty, and a desire to beautify.
When Eve was brought to Adam, he took one look at her and he was out of his mind with excitement!
Finally, God had given to Adam someone like him, but beautifully designed to complement and complete him. “At last!” [Adam] exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”
(Genesis 2:23 NLT). Women are continually recognized for their beauty (for example, Genesis 6:2, Genesis 12:11, Genesis 24:16, Proverbs 6:25, and Proverbs 31:30), and yet we are taught to seek the inner beauty of the heart. “Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God” (1 Peter 3:3-4).
So, while the world around us is teaching us to focus intently on beautifying our exterior, God in His Word teaches women that true beauty is found on the inside.
Women are also uniquely designed as “helpmates” and nurturers. These truths apply to women whether we ever marry or have children.
Genesis 2:18 says, “And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” God has made women helpers. Women have a natural gifting toward helping others.
We instinctually see the needs of others and desire to help. Women are also designed by God to bear children. Within that design He has given to women a wonderful ability to nurture and care for others.
Women are often the first to notice the emotional and physical needs of others, and desire to care for that need.
Bible Verses You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
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, acceptable, and perfect.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
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.
Psalm 139:1-24 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise; 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. …
Genesis 2:19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Romans 12:1-21 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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, acceptable, and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body, we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. …
Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Genesis 2:1-25 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So, God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on its God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, …
Matthew 25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Quotes
“You are priceless— fearfully and wonderfully made. God shaped and modeled you in your mother’s womb. God created you in his own image. You were created, redeemed, and are deeply loved and valued by God. Therefore, the man who wants to be involved with you should have to count the cost.”
― Michelle McKinney Hammond
“I have sometimes wondered why Jesus so frequently touched the people he healed, many of whom must have been unattractive, obviously diseased, unsanitary, smelly. With his power, he easily could have waved a magic wand. In fact, a wand would have reached more people than a touch. He could have divided the crowd into affinity groups and organized his miracles–paralyzed people over there, feverish people here, people with leprosy there–raising his hands to heal each group efficiently, en masse. But he chose not to. Jesus’ mission was not chiefly a crusade against disease (if so, why did he leave so many unhealed in the world and tell followers to hush up details of healings?), but rather a ministry to individual people, some of whom happened to have a disease. He wanted those people, one by one, to feel his love and warmth and his full identification with them. Jesus knew he could not readily demonstrate love to a crowd, for love usually involves touching.”
― Paul Brand, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“The female runner still lags behind the male, and blame rests on the pelvis. The projections on the man’s pelvis allow for more powerful muscles, but a woman equipped with them could not bear a child. Similarly, a man’s hip sockets are closer together, nearer the center of gravity, which enables more efficient movement. If a woman’s were similarly designed, there would be no room for the baby’s head to extrude. So the odd pelvic bone represents a summation of many different requirements. When a woman wishes she could run faster or sway less or have a narrower base, let her know that the survival of the human race depends upon her being just the shape she is.”
― Philip Yancey, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“Find a person once deeply involved in church who has chosen to leave it, and you will likely hear that something harsh obtruded into that person’s faith. Perhaps it was some Christians’ judgmental attitude about a marriage situation. How many divorced people have left the church when made to feel like second-class citizens? Or perhaps it was disapproval of a habit, like smoking. Having treated emphysema and removed cancerous lungs, I hate smoking. And I hate what divorce does to its victims, especially the children. But I must not allow my views on smoking or divorce to drive people away. For a model, I must look to Jesus, who opposed the sin but loved the sinner. Though he openly declared God’s laws, somehow he conveyed them with such love that he became known as the friend of sinners.”
― Paul W. Brand, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“The basis for our unity within Christ’s Body begins not with our similarity but with our diversity.”
― Paul W. Brand, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“If each of us can learn to glory in the fact that we matter little except in relation to the Body, and if each will acknowledge the worth in every other member, then perhaps the cells of Christ’s Body will begin acting as Christ intended.”
― Paul W. Brand, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Father God, thank You for creating me to be ME. Your creation is good and beautiful, and I am part of that. You did not make a mistake when you created David, and You did not make a mistake when You created me. Please help me to know, deep in my heart, that I am precious and loved. That I am fearfully, and wonderfully made by You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Father you are intimately acquainted with me, knowing me better than I know myself You know my intimate knowledge of my secrets, regrets, and worst moments, and you still love me. Even before I was formed in my mother’s womb, you knew me. Thank you for loving me despite of my sinful shortcomings and failures. Help me love and forgive as you do, both regarding myself and others. In Jesus Name. Amen