I have something good for you today. Apply it to yourself as you read it because that’s who it is meant for.
1~O Lord, you have searched me (examined my heart) and you know me. (everything about me~and You still love me anyway).
2~You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. (nothing escapes You, You know my every move and thought~and You still love me anyway.)
3~You chart the path ahead of me and tell me when to stop and rest. Every moment You know where I am. (I am never alone.)
4~Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.
5~You both precede and follow me (You are behind me and in front of me). You place Your hand of blessing on my head. (I am covered completely by You…to the front, to the back, and above…so what do I ever have to fear?)
Psalm 139:1-5, NIV and NLT Combo
This passage of Scripture is one I often turn to when I don’t know where else to turn. It’s familiar to me and provides me with the comfort and assurance I am looking for, no matter what the situation.
I’ll never forget when Dylan was starting Kindergarten. He didn’t want to go to school. He liked being home with Mommy…and truly Mommy liked him being home. The morning of the first day of school he cried and cried. Actually he wailed. He was scared to leave the comfort of home. He was afraid he wouldn’t make friends. He was nervous about learning new things. Psalm 139:5 got him through. We read it together and he said, “Wow Mommy. When I’m standing in line at school today, God will be the One in front of me and behind me. And His hand will be on my head.” “Sure enough Dylan, that’s true, He always has been there. He always will be there. Today and everyday.” Off he went to school, content that God would get him through. That was seven years ago. I’m happy to say Dylan doesn’t cry before school anymore
One of the things I love most about the verses in Psalm 139 is the assurance that God loves us NO MATTER WHAT. He’s with us NO MATTER WHAT. And that’s despite what we do, think, or say. He knows it all and He’s still there.
We are accepted and loved by God. Always have been. Always will be. And He’s right there with us. Always has been. Always will be.
Carry that with you today and be blessed.