Psalm 8

One of the hardest things for me to accept as a recovering addict is that a life filled with mistakes and regret can be used for restoration and reconciliation.   Our God-given job – to care for the world and all that is in it – is not undone because of our mistakes.   In fact, more than likely our past mistakes – our scars, wounds, and brokenness – can be the wellspring from which our best and most important work will come.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet (Psalm 8)

God is mindful of you and I.   In the midst of this vast and breath-taking universe you and I are not lost or forgotten but thought about by our Creator.   Wherever you are today, God is.   No matter how far down the rung you have fallen you are still just “a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned with glory and honor.”

We have important work to do during whatever remaining time we have left.    And God thinks you, with all your faults, is perfect for the job.




2 thoughts on “Psalm 8”

  1. I can easily get hung up on this thought as well and it has hindered recovery a time or two. I have had to learn how to redirect my mind and emotions when lingering thoughts make their appearance and remind me of my past actions. Even more so, I can get lost when dwelling on how those actions hurt those that I love. The reminder that I am no better than anyone else, that I am no worse, that I make mistakes, that I am a sinner and that I AM a child of God help me combat the feelings. Ever forward. Thank you for sharing.

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