Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made


Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)

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.

Have you ever marveled at the intricate details of a finely crafted work of art, or been captivated by the delicate harmony of a symphony? In those moments, we are reminded of the Creator’s hand behind these masterpieces, and we stand in awe of the skill and artistry required to bring them to life.

Psalm 139:13-14 invites us to turn our gaze inward, into the masterpiece of God’s creation—the human soul and body. It is in the contemplation of our own existence that we discover the profound truth that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

You are created with care. The psalmist acknowledges that God created their inmost being and knit them together in the womb. This imagery conveys a sense of meticulous craftsmanship. It’s a reminder that every part of our being, physical and spiritual, was intentionally designed by the Creator who knows us intimately.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” These words are a declaration of the unique and extraordinary work of God in forming each one of us. We are not haphazard products of chance but intentional creations. The depth of God’s wisdom and creativity in our design is something to marvel at.

Acknowledging that we are fearfully and wonderfully made has a profound impact on our self-worth and identity. It reminds us that we are not accidents or mistakes but cherished and valuable creations. When we fully grasp this truth, it changes the way we see ourselves and others.

It’s essential to remember that this truth applies to every person you encounter. They, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made by the same Creator. This realization can transform how you treat others, with respect, kindness, and appreciation for their inherent worth.


Take a moment to consider the beauty of your own creation. What is GOOD about you? What positive attributes, strengths and characteristics can you list now?

How might understanding that you are fearfully and wonderfully made influence the way you view yourself and your purpose in life?