A friend of mine is struggling with feeling that she is not important to anyone. I wrote the following to send her. It was a good reminder for me as well. Hope it will be a good reminder to you. As far as adoption goes, it is really awesome to think that God feels this way about each one of those children around the world who are waiting to find their forever family!
This is how important you are to God according to Psalm 139:
“O Lord, you have searched me 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 know it completely, O Lord.”
(Italics are me writing. Kim) YOU are so important to God that He knows every single thing that you do, every thought you think, and every word you speak even before you speak it.
“You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
YOU are so important to God that He is with you every single minute of every single day. There is no where in heaven or on earth that you can go to get away from Him He loves you so much.
“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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”
YOU are so important to God that He knew you before you were even born. He watched you as you grew inside of your mother. It says above “your works are wonderful”. That means that YOU are wonderful because YOU are one of His works.
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
YOU are so important to God that He knew every single day of your life before you lived even one of them.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.”
YOU are so important to God that the number of times He thinks of you is more than there are GRAINS OF SAND on the earth! What an amazing thought!!!!