Psalm 139:17 - Gods Thoughts - so Precious and Vast.
Psalm 139:17 (NLT) How precious are your
thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
I lead a writers' workshop for new
novelists. While it's easy for me to teach students
dialogue, description, and plotting, their fiction
comes to life when I help them understand emotion,
exploring their own feelings and applying them to
One common theme from my novels is
abandonment. My books often include characters who
attempt to earn love and worry that one wrong move
will cause others to leave them.
Looking closer at my writing, I
discovered why this theme is often found within my
novels. I grew up with an emotionally distant
stepfather and my birth father wasn't around, so I
never experienced unconditional paternal love. My
high school boyfriend abandoned me after I became
pregnant. I began to believe I was unlovable.
After I married John, I worried if I did
something that bothered him, he'd leave me.
That distorted feeling transferred to
Jesus too. Yet, as I explored my fear of
abandonment through fiction, real-life healing happened
within me. Helping my characters come to understand
Jesus's faithful love toward them, even amidst
conflicts and hardships, enabled me to understand that
my feelings aren't facts. I don't have to earn
love from others. Jesus will never leave me.
By teaching new writers to explore their
emotions, I'm helping them write better fiction. I
also hope they'll begin to better understand
Jesus's feelings toward them so that they know He
loves them unconditionally. Tricia Gayer
Faith Step: Look at your life as if it
were a novel. What events may have caused you to
question Jesus's love? Ask Jesus to help you better
understand His unconditional love and bring healing to
your heart. [Mornings With Jesus 2023 Devotional
by Guideposts and Zondervan]
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Psalm 139:17 - Gods Thoughts - so Precious
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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