This morning I read a devotion which started with, “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” Psalms 139:16 NKJV
Then it hit me!
What a comforting and peaceful reminder that is that before you were even born God already knew everything about your life. The things that you would do, your successes, your failures, the times that you obeyed His word, the times that you disobeyed His word and sinned, every day, every minute, every second, everything.
How incredible is that thought? Though circumstances and their timing don’t always make sense, we can trust that God has a master plan for each of us, and His plan for us is much is much greater than our own.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
This is a testament to the holy power and omniscience of God. Never doubt the significance and impact of any life no matter how short or how long. God has ordained all of our days for His purpose.
Think about it. Before you were born, God already knew the number of days you would live on this earth. No death is a surprise to God. No death out of the control of His will. Though none of us know in advance how long we will live, we do know that the Lord is with us from the moment of conception until our last breath. For those of us who have put our trust in Him as Savior He will be with us for all eternity.
Though life and death are a mystery to us, they aren't to God. Our part is to serve and live for Him today and every day, so whether we meet the Lord today, tomorrow or in 50 years, we will be ready when that time comes.