My alarm jolts me at 5:00 a.m. I pat my nightstand to find my glasses and make my daily trek downstairs for that essential first cup of coffee. I walk my puppy to the backyard and stand on the dewy grass while I wait. It’s dark outside. I look up into the expanse of the heavens and the light of the moon and the Big Dipper shines the holiness and power of my God.
I can’t help but wonder, as did the psalmist…
What is man that you take thought of him?
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! Psalm 8:3-5
Who am I in the majesty of his creation? I certainly don’t feel as splendid as the stars appear to me. I don’t feel as bright as the moon in my sphere of influence. How is it that he cares for me? Can it really be true?
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Psalm 144:3
When we study the truth of God’s word we discover that we are certainly not insignificant in God’s eyes. Here are 5 reasons why you are significant, even when you feel ordinary.
1. God Names The Stars
The Bible says in Psalm 147:4, that God counts the number of stars and names them. How many stars are there?
According to this website, the Milky Way itself has over 100 billion stars. Beyond the Milky Way, there are around 100 billion galaxies. Taking the Milky Way as an average galaxy with 100 billion stars and multiplying that by the other galaxies, there is an estimated number of ten billion trillion stars! And that’s just taking into account what we think we know about. The possibilities are endless.
The website states:
“Suppose these stars were divided up among the world’s total population of 6 billion people. Then each person on Earth would receive more than 1 trillion stars!”
Surely if God knows the names of “my” one trillion stars, then he must care about me more than my human mind can comprehend.
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.… Psalm 147:4
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26
That is the God whom I trust. That is the God whom I live for. He is great in power and mighty in strength.
He’s the God who not only names the stars but sees me on this ordinary day doing routine things. He sees me looking up into the depths of creation and bids me to come to him in trust and believe in His love and care for me. The same love that gives a name to each and every star amongst the ten billion trillions of them. This same God sees me. Names me. And thinks of me— a lot!
2. God’s thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand!
The Bible says that if we were to count the number of times God thinks of us, his thoughts would outnumber the grains of sand! Have you ever tried to count the grains of sand on the beach? Probably not, because we know it’s impossible. I can’t even fathom the amount of love a handful of sand represents.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of the sand.”
You may feel like it’s impossible for God to see you when compared to the vastness of his creation. But he knows exactly where you are and what you are thinking.
3. God is pleased with you!
God is pleased with the creation of YOU! He wanted to create you.
O Lord you created all things and they exist because you created what you pleased. Revelation 4:11
4. You were in His care before you were born!
I am your Creator, you were in my care even before you were born. Isaiah 44:22
If you doubt God’s care for you today, then remember that he was caring for you before you ever took a breath!
5. Every day of your life is recorded in God’s book!
O Lord, You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Psalm 139:16
This very day was important enough for God to record it.
Sometimes we fixate on getting through the habitual day-to-day activities and we forget that God’s love for us is bigger than we can imagine.
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I have put together a list of verses to help you remember how significant you are!
Enjoy! Print here…
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What an encouraging post, Valerie!
Love the words of hope in this one.
I believe many, many will be affirmed by the Word and by your words~
Well, I am a little late to this article, but it still gives encouragement and hope. Yes, we are all special and He loves us unconditionally.
I have given my Christian Network blog but also have https://thewomanspost.com/what-is-faith.
Thank you sharing God’s love.
Such great scripture here. You have an amazing gift. Do you lead bible studies by chance? I would love to have you for my small group leader. Thanks for sharing and supporting me at my first linkup party this week. So glad you came.
Wow, thanks Michelle! What a sweet compliment! I have led studies in the past but not consistently. I loved your link up.
Very nice. I needed to hear this today. Thanks.
Thank you for stopping by Patrick. I’m so glad this was an encouragement to you.
This is my first exposure to something you have written; I “just happened” to come across this post on Pinterest. I truly needed to hear this message — this morning. Thank you!
(BTW – I was joking when I said “just happens,” because I know nothing is left to happenstance when you are walking through life with God as your traveling companion!)
Jewels, I’m honored and humbled to know that God chooses to use me to spread His love. Thank you for your kind words that made me smile. I would love for you to come back and visit. Have a blessed day!
This is so encouraging, thank you! It reminds me of that song by Bethel Music, “You Don’t Miss A Thing”. We are seen and known by the Lord of Lords and King of Kings… amazing! Thanks for visiting me over on my blog last week. 🙂
Hi Marisa, Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more!
I LOVE this and have added each verse to Pinterest to spread His Love! Thank You for being the Reflection of His Light! Check out Isaiah 44:2 and 44:22! Love to you!
Thank you so much Barbara! I love those verses. He formed us, He will help us and He chose us! I appreciate your kind words!
Beautiful! Thank you for this reminder. 🙂
What beautiful reminders. Thanks for sharing with The Alder Collective! We’d love to have you again next week!!
What an incredibly beautiful post, Valerie! I am so grateful to visit with you tonight. Your words truly blessed my heart. Thanks so much for sharing! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Tai! God bless you too!
Love each of these- such powerful reminders! I want to write them all down to pour into my kids as well
Thank you Keri!
I needed this reminder today. Thanks for sharing! We are hosting a link up and would love to have you: https://www.currentlykelsie.com/2015/10/the-alder-collective-link-party-4.html
Thank you Kelsie! You have a lovely blog! Adding your party to my link-up list!
Truth, truth, truth! God is moving and working through you, sweet Valerie!
Blessings and smiles,
Awe, smiling here. Thank you Lori!
Valerie, I appreciate the research that went in to bringing your readers such an encouraging series of truths from God’s word. I love it! Feeling so blessed!
Thank you Rosemary! I love digging into the Bible and discovering the amazing truth in His Word! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that you stopped by.
What a positive, powerful, and practical word today, Valerie!
I love this – the verses, the reasons, and the hope!
Thanks for sharing such a great message.
Your life blesses mine~
It is always a blessing to hear from you! Thank you for your kind comment. I’m glad you are ok and pray for your full recovery1
What a beautiful list of hope and significance! And one trillion stars? That’s a crown-full 🙂
Love this light-filled corner of the blogosphere!
Thank you for your comment Christi! God’s love is incomprehensible! Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting my little corner in the blogosphere!