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Your Hands Formed Me

As my minister prayed for Mike before his procedure, he mentioned that God was the One who made Mike. I keep thinking about that. I think about how I like to go to a doctor who knows me. Knows my past. I like for my girls to see the same doctor because she knows our history. Many of you probably feel the same. We do not want to see new doctors who do not know us.


Mike and I love and trust his doctor and we believe God put him in our path. Mike was assigned a different doctor and due to an unforeseen circumstance we had to be seen sooner and was assigned this doctor. I believe that was divine intervention. A friend was his anesthesiologist. We feel like we are in very good hands and that gives us great comfort. But do we really stop and think about having God right there to be in control for us? Mike is literally in the very best hands! The very one who created him is with him right now! Psalm 139: 3-14, "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." He knit us together! Who could know our bodies better?


But the message does not stop there. God created us for a specific plan. Isaiah 44: 24, "Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb:..." Not only did God know Jeremiah, He knows you and I. He created us and made a plan for our life. Just as God promised to be with Jeremiah and take care of him, He has promised us the same. God made us for His glory and His purpose. God has chosen us to represent Him on earth! He is with us to the end!


Jeremiah 1: 5, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Galatians 1: 15, "But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,..." God knew Jeremiah and called him to become the prophet to the nations. God knew this would not be an easy task but He did promise Jeremiah His faithfulness. This reminds us that prophets are regular people. They are people who love and trust God and know that He will be with them in every situation.


Jeremiah was known as “the weeping prophet,” because he cried tears of sadness, not only because of what was about to happen but because, no matter how hard he tried, the people of Israel would not listen. God had forbidden him to marry or have children. Most of his friends and family had turned their backs on him and some sent death threats. He was very lonely. Jeremiah's ministry extended over 40 years and during this time he wrote both Jeremiah and Lamentations. Jeremiah loved and trusted God and knew that God was always with him. He would have never believed that over thousands of years later people were still reading about him!


God, who created us in our mother's womb, created us as a special and unique person. Like Jeremiah, we have been created for a unique purpose on earth. We should be thanking God every day for Him using us as one of his representatives! What an honor! And we should be asking Him to help us fulfill that purpose for our life.


Are we committed to following the path of God's individual choosing?


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