Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What a sweet joy to my heart...

...to know that my God is Omniscient, to know that He knows all about me, understands me better than I could ever know or understand myself.

What peace it brings to my souls to know there is nothing about me that is hidden from Him, nothing that comes upon me, that I do, that I even think that is a mystery to Him.

I can go to Him and bow my head and without a word, empty my heart of all it's content at His feet. My guilt, my sorrow, my desires, my deepest gratitude is known and read and searched out by His Spirit.

He will never cast me aside, though others will, for He was cast aside Himself by one such as me, and yet He welcomes me in His great love and compassion, He calls me His own, His beloved.

How blessed am I?


O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?

Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.

If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.

Darkness and light are alike to You.
~Psalm 139:1-12


Kaitlyn Michelle said...

Beautiful, beautiful post, Mom. It made me think of the verse that:

"And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed." -Joshua 31:8

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." - John 14:27

He will give us His peace...as you said, what could be better? :)

Keriann said...

This blog could use some vacation pictures :)