O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
Psalm 139:1-6 (NLT)
So many of us have felt lonely during this pandemic and before it as well. And at the core of the loneliness is often the idea that we are not known by someone. Even if we were in a crowd of people or with a group of friends, we can still feel lonely because we may not have a deep relationship with them or the time together didn’t foster the intimacy we ache for.
This where Psalm 139 is a balm.
God knows our hearts and minds. He knows where we are and all of our restlessness to be somewhere else. He knows our thoughts — not to condemn us — so that when we are without words, He still understands. God goes before us, is with us, and assures us of His presence, His blessing on us.
God is our everything. When we are lonely, remember we have a God who knows us intimately and loves us wholeheartedly.Leave a Comment