“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.” (Psa. 139:1)
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Psa. 139:7)
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psa. 139:13-14)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psa. 139:23-24)
Psalm 139 has easily become on of my favorite psalms! David pens so many wonderful truths and thoughts about the Lord that bring us a deeper look into God’s beauty and greatness. I urge you to read through the entire psalm and meditate on each passage, as many aspects of God’s character are revealed throughout.
God knows us intimately, searches our hearts and thoughts, and has fearfully and wonderfully made each and every one of us. He is always with us, ever-present, and pervasive in our lives.
He knows when we are happy, joyful, and at peace; and likewise knows when we are sad, worried, stressed out, burdened, and tired. When we seek Him first and turn to Him, He will lead us in the way everlasting and straighten our paths according to His good will. God is truly amazing, and even with our limited knowledge and understanding of who He is, He deserves whatever praise and honor we can give Him!
Thank you Lord for who You are, and for the depths and richness of Your glory. To know that You, the God of all creation, is for us and not against us, is something I pray that we never lose sight of. Let our every breath be filled with worship, and our every waking moment be filled with praise. You are worthy of it all! Amen!
[From November 26, 2018]