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40 Prayers for 40 Days Day 8

Week 2—Thursday

Psalm 139:1-18

God Knows Us!

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 (vv. 1-4).

I have been married to my wife, Amarie, for 43 years. We have been friends for more than 47 years (wow, that makes me feel old). She knows me! She can take one look at me and tell me what kind of day I have had. She knows when I have something serious on my mind. She can sense when all I want to do is “play”. Yet, in spite of this, there are times when I will do, or say, something, and she will say, “Who are you? And, what have you done with my husband, Bob?” She knows me, but there are times when I am an absolute mystery even to her. Those are the same times I am a mystery to myself, when I ask myself, “Where in the world did that come from?”

The Psalmist is reflecting, as he prays, on God’s knowledge of us, all. He realizes God, the Creator, knows us better than our closest friend, better than our spouse, even better than we know ourselves.

Now, here is something to think about. God knows us, every light and dark corner of our lives. He know us and yet, “How precious to me are your thoughts (concerning me), God! How vast is the sum of them! (v. 17) His thoughts of us, are GOOD!

 

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