God knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. Before there was even a day in our lives they were written in His book of life. Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (NKJV). Imagine that—He framed our worlds with His words. He framed—arranged—set in order—equipped—adjusted—completed—made fully ready—and prepared everything according to His plan for our lives. When I painted “Framed”—I needed to know and put my faith in that because when faith and God’s word meet our worlds are framed—put in order. Maybe you do too.

  • The swords in the painting represent His words intersecting with our faith.
  • The square, in the center, with the black and white swirl represents our worlds being wonderfully and carefully formed by Him.

King David understood this and to the God who framed his world, he prayed:

Framed

“O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall fall on me,’ even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 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. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You” (Psalm 139:1-18 NKJV).

You see​​—He knows everything about us and He knows what He is doing even when we don't. His faithfulness will see us through!

By, Ginger Mosher

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