Katie Waldow on Psalm 139
She Speaks is a conversation series that launches with each Ruah book.
For each She Speaks, we ask five women to answer the same three reflective questions about one meaningful theme.
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Wisdom from Katie
On Psalm 139
When you read Psalm 139, which word or verse(s) speaks most deeply to you? Why?
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). This verse stands out to me, because it is what I need to be reminded of, over and over again. I am made in the image and likeness of a loving God, who knows & cares for me infinitely, but I often overlook this.When I am quick to be critical about my appearance, or wondering if I am worthy of love, this verse is a powerful reminder to give all praise to my Creator.
What does it mean to be “enough”? How does feeling enough or not feeling enough play out in your everyday life? How does it affect your relationship with God?
For me, being enough means resting in the truth that I am loved just as I am. So much of my daily life is spent striving to excel in my different roles: wife, sister, daughter, youth minister, friend, creator. But with the Lord, there is no need to impress, pretend to be someone I’m not, or try to do more in order to gain His favor. He simply asks me to sit with Him and humbly offer what I have.
If you could offer yourself wisdom on this subject what would it be? What does your heart need to hear today?
You are strong. You are good enough. You are loved.
About Katie Waldow
Katie is a wife, youth minister, and blogger living in Ocean City, NJ. You can sometimes find her sipping lattes, often corralling her dog and two cats, always on Instagram. She loves praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and dreams of one day buying an old house and converting it into a coffee shop.