How Can I be Fearfully and Wonderfully Made If I Have a Birth Defect?

Spill The Beans

Dear Jennifer,
A friend, who has a physical defect from birth, recently asked me, “How can I say I am fearfully and wonderfully made?”  She said that she knows that God is perfect but doesn’t understand why He made her imperfectly, and according to her understanding of this verse in Psalm 139:14, by design.  She went on to say that it has caused her a life of heartache and trouble with people being especially cruel.  She needs new perspective.  My heart goes out to her as I have watched this trouble going along with her wherever she goes. Can you offer some new insight or direction?  She knows I’m writing to you, by the way.
Yours in Christ, Sue

Jennifer’s Answer