Fresh Hope – 6th October 2020

I want you to imagine for a moment that my Sony television is broken and I need to get it repaired. I know this isn’t a two-way conversation, so I’m going to take a guess at what I think you’d advise me to do… take it to Sony!


Now if I replied saying I think I should take it to Panasonic instead, you would tell me not to. ‘Why would you not take it back to the company who made it?!’ you’d ask.


This sounds like a pretty obvious solution, but have you noticed that you and I do something equally as odd when it comes to seeking out answers about our own lives…


While we were created over here, we go in search of validation and approval in the opposite direction, from those who didn’t create us.


Did you know that you were created? Yes, that’s right. You were created by God. And the one most qualified to speak about you is the one who created you.So we must therefore stop taking ourselves to those who didn’t create us and instead seek out answers from the One who did.

If you’re in search of validation, approval, answers to questions regarding your own identity, I want you to see this:
“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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 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 sand— when I awake, I am still with you.” Psalms‬ ‭139:13-18‬ ‭NIV

Let that sink in for a moment. Everything that God has ever made is wonderful, and you are one of His works.


So when you feel broken, when you feel as though there are missing pieces in your life, when you’re in search of answers, go back to Psalm 139 and be reminded of exactly what is true about you.

Caleb Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.