Psalm 139

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!

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night – but even darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it. You watched me as I as being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. you saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers! They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name. O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you? Yes, I hate them with total hattred, for your enemies are my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Amen.

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6 thoughts on “Psalm 139

  1. AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! He knows before we face any circumstance and already has a way of escape. The days ahead will possess solid ground under our feet, strength for our bodies, and overflowing joy in our hearts. All glory to God!

  2. Penny, I love this precious Psalm. It has special meaning to me because of my childhood and growing up. My dad died when I was two. My mother never remarried, but went to work to support us. I was left alone for all of my childhood and growing up years and they weren’t all good years. When I was introduced to this Psalm, a lot of the pain, sadness, and regret about not having a “father” and being left alone, for the most part, went away. This Psalm showed me that I, in fact, had a “Father” all along. A Father who always loves me. A Father who is always with me. A Father who is interested in me. I really needed to know that and I think a lot of other people in this world need to know that too. He said “I knew you before you were in your mother”s womb”. That means to me that we were FIRST birthed in the “Mind of God”(!) and all the provisions for our life were stored up for us BEFORE we were sent to earth. How cool is that!? Thank you Father God. I love you, and I pray others will love you too.

    • “We were FIRST birthed in the ‘Mind of God'(!)…” LOVE THIS!!! What a powerful statement, what a revelation! Thank you for sharing, it is amazing to me that His written Word can carry me through so much, in so many ways, day in and day out, just when I (we) need it. May I always be meditating on them – daily – for all of eternity may it be written on my heart and proclaimed to others. May I too always be walking in obedience.

      Hugs and love to both you and Bonnie!

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