Day 12 “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things we hope for, being the reality (faith perceiving as real fact what Is not revealed to the senses).” – Hebrews 11:1 Additional Reading: Hebrews 11:1-40 Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph and Moses: all people of great...
“How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand.”
– Psalm 139:17-18
What an encouraging thought, that the creator of the universe thinks about each one of us so much so that it’s compared to sand! Have you ever been to the beach and picked up a fist full of sand and let it fall through your fingers? Just the small amount that we can fit in our hands doesn’t even come close to the thoughts that our God thinks towards us. And not only do we come to His mind, but this verse says that His thoughts are precious and weighty. They have depth and significance.
The word precious in the Greek is yaqar, which means valuable and rare. So how significant we must be in order for the creator of the universe to think of us this way! Unfortunately, we may come across situations and people throughout our lives that make us momentarily forget that. We will be overlooked, under-appreciated, bullied, left out and forgotten. But let this verse be a reminder of your real value! What the Lord thinks of you is the truth of who you are.
Confession for today: “Lord I come to You today with any feelings of insignificance that I have in my heart. There have been times when I’ve been bullied and overlooked and it’s affected how I view myself. I know that this is a lie from the enemy and I lay those feelings down right now. I thank you Lord that Your word tells me how much You love me and how significant I am to You. I confess that what You think of me is the truth of who I am and that my worth and value is found in You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”
Let your light shine,