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Psalm 139 is one of many passages that tells us how important we, God’s children, are to Him. In The Living Bible, the passage begins:

O, Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought (Psalm 139:1-2, TLB).

How much does God know about you? Everything! He knows if you are going through difficult times right now. All your frustrations, your questions and doubts, your feelings of guilt or failure—He knows them all. He is aware of your broken relationships and your good relationships, your fears and your insecurities. If you are lonely and hurting, God knows about it. He also knows what you are excited about and the hopes and dreams you have for the future. What you thought about today, yesterday, or even a year ago is no secret to Him. You probably wouldn’t want your thoughts displayed on a screen for all to see, but God knows your every thought. He has examined your heart, your innermost being, the good and the bad. Yet His unconditional love for you is constant (Jeremiah 31:3).

You chart the path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment, you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it (Psalm 139:3-4, TLB).

In the New International Version, “chart the path” is translated “discern my going out”—He sees what we are doing, and He knows what is around the corner. He knows where you are and what you will say even before you say it. God cares deeply about everything you do and will cause you to be in situations that are for your good. You may doubt this when you face difficult circumstances, but you can be certain God knows what you’re going through and wants to use this experience in your life. Even if you are rebellious and God, as an act of love, brings disciplining circumstances into your life, He will not abandon you. He knows and wants what’s best for you.


Excerpt from Discovery: God’s Answers to Our Deepest Questions 

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