I have relied on you from the womb.
You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb.
I will always praise you.
Promise #217: I have cared for you from the moment you were born.
In this Psalm, David makes a declaration that it was actually God that took him out of his mother’s womb. In The Message Bible, this verse says ‘I’ve hung on you from the day of my birth, the day you took me from the cradle;’. The NIV Bible says ‘From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.’What an amazing promise! Our God and Father was there on the day you were born! Many people carry around the feeling that their parents didn’t plan their birth, so they feel like their life was an accident. This Bible promise says the exact opposite! Not one person who has ever been born has been a mistake! God planned each birth and was in the delivery room to welcome all of us into the world.
If you struggle to feel that you belong in this world, I pray that this promise will go deep into your heart. God knit you together in your mother’s womb and He has cared for you from the moment you were born until today. And He will never stop caring for you because you are the apple of His eye!
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