Sunday, March 27, 2011

Psalm 139

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 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.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

This psalm serves to remind me that there is no hiding from God because He sees my every move and even knows my deepest thoughts. That's so hard for some of us to understand but we need to realize and accept that it is true. He knows you all too well and better than we know ourselves. Instead of turning to the world for advice, seek his guidance and listen to His words. He knows about every aspect of your life and wants you to be filled with joy. God has been watching you from the moment you were being formed in your mother's womb and is by your side at every moment of every day. So when you feel that no one understands you and you are uncertain about which step to take next, turn to Him and let Him lead you.


  1. I LOVE this Psalm. Have you ever heard of the band Sons of Korah? They are an amazing band who sing only the Psalms word for word from the bible. This is one of the best ones they sing. You should look them up. Thanks for sharing =)

    - Sarah

  2. I love this Psalm!
    I have most of it underlined in my Bible :)
    Love your blog as well. The background is so pretty!
    In Christ,
    My blog(s)