A Love letter to the Lord

Psalm 139 ‘O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord. You hem in me – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You. 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. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with You. If only You would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of You with evil intent; Your adversaries misuse Your Name. Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against You? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. 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.’ As I read this psalm this morning, I was blown away by the beauty that it contained. To know that Our Father in heaven knows everything about us, even ‘the words before they are on our tongues’. God knows it all and He ‘knit us together in our mother’s wombs’. He WILL shine in the darkness. If only we could truly see and know God’s immense love for us. If only we could rely completely and trust completely in the Lord’s will and guidance. As the Word says, ‘Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered’ (Matthew 10:30). God loves us so much! I ask each one of you, myself included, to take some time today and truly reflect upon how much the Lord loves us. How much He truly knows us. May we all come to a place of faith above and beyond anything ever felt before and may it be the beginning of a new, deeper relationship with the God that gave us life …in Jesus’ Precious Name…


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