Lord, you have set me apart for yourself. You made me to be yours, to be loved by you and to love you in return. You, who created love and created the world and everything in it, made me to be yours. And you made me to do great things!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I am your masterpiece and your delight. I am the result of your craftsmanship. How glorious! How wonderful! It’s so beautiful it’s hard to believe! But you make it so clear in the Word that it is true! So I know that you hear me when I cry out to you.
But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
So I don’t need to worry that you don’t hear me or that you don’t care. You made me to be yours. You care for that reason alone. You listen to me and cry with me. You care. You answer me and love me. My troubles are no surprise to you! You’ve got a plan to solve them! You’ve had a plan in place since the beginning of time! A plan to make me, love me, save me from the Enemy, and do glorious things through me for your pleasure and glory! That is my gift from you. My inheritance. My birthright.
11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
So I have nothing to fear.
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
No matter what happens around me, you are there. You will defend me, protect me, guide me, and love me. You have made yourself known to me and to the world. You have made me. You love me. And you have good things planned for me. And every time the Enemy tries to steal my inheritance of love I will trust in You and be strong in your mighty power.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.