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)
As we enter into the last week of 2021, let’s take a collective deep breath. We’re ending a year that had many of us adjusting to constantly changing circumstances, starting new dreams and jobs, saying goodbye to loved ones too soon, or tentatively hoping for life to settle down. We might be holding our breath as we face 2022, wondering what it will bring, so for a moment today — right now — let’s rest in the truth we find in Psalm 139.
First, God knows us — our hearts, minds, and bodies. He knows the stress we hold from caring for those around us. He knows our frustration — about the pandemic, within our marriages, with our church communities. He knows what will delight us and when we need our rest. He goes before us so we’re never alone or lost, and He holds all our thoughts, feelings, needs, fears, and desires with care.
Second, God holds the future in His hands. When everything feels out of control, God can anchor us to Himself. His presence is our comfort, our assurance, and our blessing no matter what circumstances we will find ourselves in.
Take in these truths as you breathe deeply. You are known by a God who cares for you through every moment of every day, every month, and every year.Leave a Comment