As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. [NIV] Ecclesiastes 11:5
There’s no point in trying to understand what might be happening around you, or rather why certain things happen/are happening to you, such as the momentary setback, the great deal of work/goals that still need to be attained. But rather focus on the fact that God the maker of all things, whose ways can never be understood, has told you He has great thoughts/plans for you, that means you do have a good and glorious future and everything will work out GREAT. Whatever you may be going through is only a glitch in God’s plan for you, but it won’t stop you from getting to your glorious destiny. You were created for a good purpose and that’s all that matters!
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! [NLT] Psalm 139:17
It’s impossible to try figuring/numbering the precious, awesome, wonderful, great thoughts God has concerning you. If you were to sit from now till eternity, spending every waking moment trying to understand them, you will wear yourself out, because His thoughts concerning you cannot be fathomed. That’s how important you are to the Lord Jesus. To say you are constantly on His mind is an understatement. Have you been in love before (not the sick feeling 😀 the other one 😀 )that feeling multiply it to infinity, and you’re just barely scratching the surface. You are so precious to God, that He spends all of His time thinking about you. He says He does, and you know He’s not a man that he should lie about it. So any time you feel rejected, dejected, neglected, abandoned, or unloved, remember that the creator of the entire universe loves you to bits. You were born to live a purposeful life filled with His love! Remember that.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. [ESV] Psalm 139:16
During the embryogenesis of you, as your cells divided and replicated to form a ball that later became an embryo that became a foetus that became you, God was there watching, writing out how every day of your life would be even before you were born / lived them. Yes life happened and at worst became so chaotic, that it made you wonder, if indeed God had pre-planned a life of wonderfully fulfilled purposes for you, what happened? The fact that you know now, that the chaotic mess you’ve found yourself in wasn’t in the original plan of the good life that was pre-planned for you by God; you can turn the turmoil to your advantage. Since you know you were not created and purposed to live a life of pain, shame, ruin and disgrace, but a successful life, then don’t let anyone keep beating you down with barrages of negativity. You are not a nonentity, nor are you worthless or useless. Now go and get your life back! You were created for greatness, not mediocrity or ordinariness. Ask the Lord Jesus to help you retrace your steps back to the path He predestined before you were formed to live and He will. Live it well to His glory!
O LORD, you are my lamp. The LORD lights up my darkness [NLT] 2 Samuel 22:29
Since God has made you into a light, you no longer have any links with Darkness. Everything that brought unimaginable sadness, shame and scandal, humiliation, distress, broken heart, broken promises, disappointments, abandonment, rejection, trials of many kinds, was Darkness. But thank God for God, Our bright and Morning Star, came in and took away everything that reflected darkness in our lives and transformed us all into lights. Because in truth, nothing, not even darkness can ever stand in the brightness of His light, His glory. So don’t waste a moment longer of your life on those dark moments that used to throng your life, and focus on the fact that you are now reflecting the brilliance and brightness of God’s glory, our Lord Jesus Christ, and for that reason, no form of darkness can ever be able to withstand you all the days of your life!