All that God creates has worth. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in the heavens; He does all that he pleases. (ESV)” That means that God only does what He wants. If God only does what He wants, that means that God wanted to create you. It pleased Him to create you. God took the time and care to think about who your parents would be so that you would have the exact genetic makeup that God wanted you to have. Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT) tells us that God personally and intentionally created you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Choosing your parents, where you would be born, what you would look like, what kind of personality you would have, and what you would do pleased God and brought Him pleasure.
Jonathan Edwards, in a sermon titled A Watchman’s Great Concern for Souls, made a profound insight into the care God took to make you and the worth you have as one of His creations.
God is the creator of men in both soul and body; but their souls are in a special and more immediate manner His workmanship, wherein less use is made of second causes, instruments or means, or anything pre-existent. The bodies of men, though they are indeed God’s work, yet they are formed by Him in a way of propagation from their natural parents, and the substance of which they are constituted is matter that was pre-existent; but the souls of men are by God’s immediate creation and infusion, being in no part communicated from earthly parents, nor formed out of any matter or principles existing before (WJE, 25:64).
It pleased God to make you. Out of nothing, in the same manner He created the world out of nothing, God spoke your name and created an immortal soul that would be perfectly served by your physical body. You bring God joy! And that means you have great worth. Once you start thinking about this fact, that God is sovereign and only does what pleases Him, you cannot help but see the incredible worth you have as a creation of God’s. Everything God does is an expression of His perfect wisdom, goodness, and power. The very fact that you are here and reading this post implies that had God not created you, His creation would not be as good or perfect or as much an expression of His power! You are a unique and necessary part of God’s creation.