“Sometimes I just think God is too busy with other people,” the lady said.
I looked into her tear-filled eyes, and compassion filled my heart. “What do you mean?” I asked earnestly.
“Just that He is so busy helping other people that He doesn’t have time to help me with my problems,” she said.
My heart was broken for her. Immediately, Psalm 139 came to my mind, and I shared it with her.
You have searched me, Lord, 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. Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely.… For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:1–4, 13–14 NIV
The Bible is very clear that God values everything in our lives. He cares when we sit and when we rise. When we go out and when we lay down. He knows our thoughts and our words before we say them. This, my friend, is customized care.
Never forget, the capacity of God is endless and unsearchable.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 NIV
Isaiah had a deep understanding of God’s complete and endless supply of everything. God will never run out…of anything. And that means, He always has enough for you! More than that, He is meticulous in His care for you.
Have you ever knitted something? It’s a difficult skill to master. I tried knitting once, and I was terrible. My mother-in-law knits beautiful things, but it takes much time and effort. Before the knitting process begins, she picks out just the right yarn. Then she spends hours on beautiful designs that result in unique and special pieces of art.
Now look again at Psalm 139:13. “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” God has taken the time to carefully knit us together and to make us into something—or should I say someone—unique. We are each a special piece of art, His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).
As I shared those words with the woman in my story, her eyes filled again, but this time with happy tears as she realized that she mattered to God. We all matter to God. And we each are created uniquely for His special purposes.
Read Psalm 139:14 again, too. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
There are days when we don’t feel wonderful. Days when the world has beaten us down and we don’t even want to get up again. Our strength is depleted and our storehouses are empty of love and encouragement. But the truth is, we are fearfully and wonderfully made—and the Bible makes it very clear that we are to know how much He values us. We are to be confident in this fact and should take the time to remind others that He values them as well.
God is never too busy for you. He takes constant, special care of all His creations. Luke 12:27 talks about how beautifully God dresses the lilies. Matthew 6:26 talks about God taking care of the birds. Scripture is full of God’s attention to detail. He doesn’t lose sight of or become too busy for anyone or anything. Jesus continued in verse 26 to ask His disciples, “Aren’t you far more valuable to God than they are?” (Yes, of course you are!) Then, “He will certainly care for you” (Matthew 7:30).
Don’t lose heart. And never, ever buy into the lie that says you aren’t worth God’s attention or that He doesn’t have time for you. He has all the time in the world for you, for you are precious to Him (Isaiah 43:4). God sees you and hears you. He values you and knows you intimately. Never forget these truths.
Written by Kristi Dews Dale
Photo by Ismail Hamzah