Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Those who know their geography well might know that the longest place name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki-
maungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill. Or they might be aware that the full name of Los Angeles is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, which can be abbreviated to 3.63 percent of its size by simply calling it L.A. But no one can know a subject as well as God knows us.
When God revealed Himself to Jeremiah, it was with the assurance that He was acquainted with this Old Testament prophet more intimately than anyone else ever could be. God knew Jeremiah before he was formed in his mother’s womb.
Even before he was born, God had set him aside to fulfill the role of a prophet to the nations. He knew Jeremiah as a person and He knew what He had in store for him. In fact, there was nothing about Jeremiah and his situation that God didn’t know.
We also can believe with assurance that there is nothing about us or our lives that is beyond the knowledge of God. He even knows the exact number of hairs on our heads (Matt. 10:30). He has mapped out a blueprint for our lives that may hold surprises for us, but not for Him. Like a master craftsman, He is shaping and molding us to fit His plans.
You need not be fearful about your future. God knows you intimately. He knows exactly the things to bring into your life and leave out of your life that will prepare you for the things He has prepared for you.
THE GOD WHO KNOWS YOU BEST KNOWS THE BEST FOR YOU.