When I took art classes at school, I loved to draw with colored pencils. I enjoyed shading my drawings and had fun transferring the ideas in my head onto paper. For one of my best drawings, I spent several weeks tweaking to get the right shading and coloring. Because I spent so much time making the drawing, I knew all about it. I knew every part of it, and each pencil I used to shade the drawing. As the person who created the drawing, I knew it in a way that no one else could.
We see God speaking about something similar in today’s verse.
But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. – Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)
God is the one who formed and created everything. Even you. So that means that He knows you in a way that no one else can. He created you and He formed you. He knows everything about you, and He loves you.
Today’s Truth: Because God Created People, They Have Value to Him.
So on those days when your emotions tell you that you’re not special. Or when thoughts come to you that cause you to not value yourself, remember that God spent time creating you. He formed you and loves you.
And not only does He love you, but He loves every other person He created too. So when you begin to want to yell at someone or treat them badly, remember that they too are special to God. He loves each of them deeply too.