For the director of music. Of David. A psalms.
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 .
You hem me in-behind and before;
you have laid 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.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O 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.
If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD ,
and abhor those who rise up against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O 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.
My dad shared this scripture with me. 88 years on this earth and he sees his worth in the eyes of God in this Psalms.
"You search me, you know me, completely! No matter where I go you are there, upon the wings of the dawn, the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me.
Darkness will be hidden from me and the light becomes night around me. Darkness will not be darkness to you. My night will shine like day, for darkness is as light to you. You created my intermost being. Your eyes saw my unborn body in the womb. I am wonderfully made now and all the days ordained for me were written in your book. Your thoughts are precious to me. They would out number every grain of sand. Cast away my enemies oh God! Search me and know my heart; test me and know MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS! ( I do have anxious thoughts for sure) If there be any offensive way in way, lead me in the way everlasting."
I think that is one of the best Psalms I have ever read. David of the Bible was God's favorite. David was so human. He made many mistakes and sinned many times, but he always knew in his heart he had a God that would forgive him and save him from anything. David was either on the Mt. Top praising God or he was troubled and found himself in the valley, even the valley of the shadow of death. He didn't fear because His rod and staff comforted him. We humans will have times on the Mt. Tops when everything is perfect, but the night does come and we will find ourselves in the valley of the shadow of death. If you look at how David got out of the darkness, he did it through praising God and asking God to help him. God always rescued David! A friend said to me the other day this statement, "It is scientifically proven that
PRAYER works." I needed to be reminded of that. I hope you find peace and comfort in my post today. May the Spirit open your eyes and open your heart so you can receive
everything that God has planned for you. Remember He knew you from the beginning of time...Isn't God cool?
Rich blessing to you,
Nancy G "Firefly"