October 19, 2021

Tyler Keese
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14

When I was a sophomore in college, I went through one of the darkest seasons of my life. My parents had recently gotten a divorce, my mom and sister moved four hours away, and I had recently transferred to a new college where I literally knew no one. I was also trying to navigate early steps in figuring out if God was calling me into full-time ministry. During this time, I went to confide and seek wisdom from my mentor. I still remember his words to me to this day. He told me that God was a big God, and he wasn’t surprised by anything that was taking place or the struggles I was going through. He reminded me that God knew me inside and out. He knew my thoughts before I had them and my words before I said them. So why not open up and be honest in my prayer life with him? This radically shifted my line of communication with Jesus. For the first time in my life, I felt free to be honest with God. I knew that he was good; I knew that he had a plan for me; I just did not feel those things at that moment. My prayer for us today is that we be reminded that we serve a God who has fearfully and wonderfully made us. He knows us inside and out! May this reminder lead us to live boldly in the freedom and comfort that comes through Jesus!