Psalm 139 and Chambers

"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.
It is too high, I cannot attain to it....
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
f 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
“Your whole spirit . . . .” The great, mysterious work of the Holy Spirit is in the deep recesses of our being which we cannot reach. Read Psalm 139 . The psalmist implies— “O Lord, You are the God of the early mornings, the God of the late nights, the God of the mountain peaks, and the God of the sea. But, my God, my soul has horizons further away than those of early mornings, deeper darkness than the nights of earth, higher peaks than any mountain peaks, greater depths than any sea in nature. You who are the God of all these, be my God. I cannot reach to the heights or to the depths; there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. My God, search me.”

So as He searches, I can rest.  I can rest in Him.  I don't have to have everything figured out or solved.  He has it all...and He has my very best interests in His mind.  I have no need to try to figure out all the whys.  I have a God who loves me beyond intimacy and desires that I love Him too.

Lord, help me love you more.  Draw me close to You.

1 comment:

  1. loved this oswald meditation, too.