PSALM-O-RAMA: God Knows

It’s PSALM-O-RAMA 2015 here on GUWG where all week long we’re taking a deep dive into the Book of Psalms.

Today we feature a selection from Psalm 139, suggested by several of our visitors. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind. Then watch the video below and let the words wash over you once again.

You have searched me, Lord,
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, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before;
and you lay 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;
a
ll the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me
are your thoughts, 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. 

Search me, 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.

(Psalm 139:1-18, 23-24)

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