June 23, 2018
Psalm 139:1-3, 17-18
Oh 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. How precious to me are your thoughts, oh 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.
I can’t tell you how many times a day I think of my sweet grandson Clark. I wonder what he’s doing, if he slept good the night before, or what new foods he’s trying. He is on my mind, off and on all day. He brings me so much joy just thinking about him.
And yet the Psalms tell me, my Heavenly Father is always thinking of me, not just off and on, but constantly. What do you think about Lord? What do you see as you gaze into my soul? Are you searching for something good? That may take a while to find. Or Lord, are you thinking about my anxieties and fears, my insecurities and doubts, my questions about the future that I don’t share with anyone? Not even you, Lord.
If you search my heart, and the word says that you do, then you know all those things. I think your continued thoughts of me or for good, to bless me and encourage me. As you think of me and know me so well, you know just what I need to help me conquer my fears, challenge my insecurities and give me trust and peace about the future.
Oh Lord how blessed we are to have a Heavenly Father that loves us so much He never stops thinking of us. Thinking of ways to bless us and to grow us. How precious are your thoughts to us. Thank you Lord for your heart of love for us.