O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,” even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. For You formed my inward parts;You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:1-14 NASB
I hope as you read these words this morning, that your heart swells as mine did. Not in pride, but in humility, knowing that the God of the universe is intimately acquainted with me. I have to make it personal because it always is with Him.
Hear me this morning; God knows you. He has known you from the very beginning. He formed you inside and out. No one else understands you like He does. What you see as flaws, He sees as flavor. What you count as waste, He counts as wins. There is no place you have walked that He has not walked with you.
From beginning to ending, that’s my story. What He chooses to do in that span of time, that’s up to Him. The choices I’ve made, good and bad, He works with, all for His glory. I remain His regardless.
I will rest in the knowledge that He knows. I don’t need to know the ending because He does. I don’t need to know how this or that situation will work out because He does. I can trust Him with my husband, my children and my grandchildren simply because He knows.
Faith in Him isn’t driven by my knowledge of what lies ahead, it lies in my intimate knowledge of who He and that He knows.
Father, I’m overwhelmed by how much You love me. If my life is like a rollercoaster, at least You’re on the ride with me. I will hold on tightly to You as we make our way through the twists and turns. Even when the sudden drops take my breath away, I know I’ll breathe again as I look up into Your face and see You smiling. You know what’s ahead for me and I know and trust in You.