This world is full of wickedness and injustice. Not only is there violence and wrong against us, making our hearts cry out, but many oppose God Himself. How many see right and wrong, and willfully choose what God opposes? How many speak evil against God and His word? How many slander His Son, Jesus Christ,… Read More Psalm 139:19-20
Wow, how much could I say about this, my God who never forgets, never puts me out of His mind despite the times I fail to think of Him. Just thinking of heaps of sand on miles of beaches and deserts is impressive, but there is another visual that sticks with me even more vividly.… Read More Psalm 139:17-18
Not only was all of me, all my parts and self, before the eyes of the Lord and in His hands before I began, but every day I have here on earth. He knows exactly how much time He has given me, and there through it all.
God did not make a mistake in making me. He knew exactly how to carefully form just the type of person He wanted to make this time. He was carefully preparing for the day everyone would see just what He had been up to. That is not the end of the story. I may be… Read More Psalm 139:15
God made me special. Before they are even born, God is caring for and loving little babies. We are all unique, and there is no part of how we are made that is a mistake.
God can see in the dark. This is a comfort in our fear, in our isolation, in our unknowns. It is also a warning when we try to cover up our evil. We can’t. Is this figurative darkness or literal? Both. Just night seems to multiply the theft, the violence, the immorality, the book of… Read More Psalm 139:11-12
God’s constant presence is both a blessing and an admonition: you don’t get away with anything. He knows. Just ask Jonah.
Sheol: basically, the grave; being swallowed up in death
Ever feel like running away and hiding from everyone? It doesn’t work with God. Even in the quiet, He’s there. He hasn’t let go.
Not only does God know all my doings, none of them surprise Him. He knows before they come.