Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up;
you understand my thoughts from far away.
You observe my travels and my rest;
you are aware of all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue,
you know all about it, Lord.
You have encircled me;
you have placed your hand on me.
This wondrous knowledge is beyond me.
It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.
Psalm 139:1-6 (CSB)
We have a God who knows us inside and out. He doesn’t know us intimately in order to expose us or condemn us, but His knowing us is meant to fill us, comfort us, satisfy us.
He understands us even when we don’t have the words to express it to Him in prayer. He surrounds us, embracing us in His arms, like a baby being held by its mother. If you feel lost, if life feels overwhelming, if you feel alone and unseen, take heart, sister. You are known in your innermost thoughts, worries, and aches and loved and held by the One who knows all things.
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Beth Williams says
I just started Max Lucado’s “Anxious for Nothing” Bible study. First session he talks about rejoicing in the Lord Always. We need to rejoice in a Lord who knows us so well & yet still loves us. His knowing us intimately is intended to comfort us in trials. Don’t fret over the what if’s of life. Go to God, praise Him & let His knowing you comfort & satisfy your weary soul. No one else on this earth knows us like God does. He formed us in our mother’s womb. Take heart & be anxious for nothing. Let the love & knowledge God has comfort & satisfy your soul.
There is a pocket prayer synthesizing the Lord’s Prayer from Max Lucado that our pastor shared with us today which is very simple, but we have to KNOW the meaning behind the words in prayers:
Daddy, you are good. I need YOUR help. Heal me and forgive me. They need YOUR help. Thank you. In Jesus name, Amen!
Our pastor said, “That prayer isn’t so much about saying the right words, it’s what’s behind the meaning of those words, which counts.”
Lyn Anne says
My favorite is Roman’s 8:28, All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
It helped me through a tough separation during the 19th year of my marriage and the birth of my son from “the other woman” resulting from that separation. God gave me a peace, showed me how to show grace and forgiveness.
Jeff Jarosek says
Ann McGlothen says
Your faith is such a blessing and motivation .
Jessica Garcia says
Thank you Jesus
Kathy Hade says
My favorite verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11
It is a reminder for me when I start to ask “why me” for so many reasons, I catch myself in a pity party and this will snap me out of it. I grew up living a moral life, with faith, hope and love. Believing that everything happens for a reason. We sometimes need a reminder that we do not need to know the reason but trust in God that we are protected and loved. It’s difficult sometimes because we are human but His plans will guide us to His everlasting light.
Thank you for this offering. It would be wonderful to have a devotional like this. Whomever you pick will be blessed to have it and share one to spread the love!
Denise Pass says
Fully known and fully accepted . . . amazing grace of God!
Kay Runkle says
I love to read in-courage! All of the writers are such a blessing. My only problem is, I have a hard time reading the articles because of the gray ink. Would it be possible to use black ink? I’ve also noticed books are now in such a light color of ink they are also difficult to read. Honestly I DO wear up to date glasses
Thank all of you at in-courage for even considering my request.
In His Love
There is a way to change how the font color displays on your device or computer in the firefox web browser. The directions are about halfway down the page. I wish you the best!
Diane Thiel says
These words tell what is on my heart today and with every breath I take. Thank you sister. You touched my soul with these words as God’s grace has touched me and I struggle to hear even though I have deep faith. God’s blessings to you. Your wisdom with His words and your prayer is a gift as I walk a valley unable to walk without Him holding my hand. I ask for prayer for rest and for restoration of my marriage
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
I am lifting you up in prayer at this moment that God would lay rest on your shoulders like a warm, cozy blanket. I also pray for your marriage – for we know that nothing is impossible for God. You may not be able to change your spouse, but you can obey God and His word to the best of your ability. Praying that you may bring the healthiest “you” to the marriage and that your husband would respond and his love would be rekindled.
THANK YOU, I really needed to hear this!! I have been lost without god for so long, and I’m now trying to get back on track and accept god in my life, and putting all my faith in him and giving me the strength during my storms.. I’m learning that I am not alone and I am worthy in God’s eyes..
im now going to bookmark this website!! and so looking forward to your next blog..
again thank you so much !
Hey my name is Cheyenne and my mom loves Candace Cameron And I really wanted to win this for her because I know she would love it so please let me win
My favorite verse is John3:16
I sing the Doxology whenever I need comforting…and it works every time.
Anna rather says
Hi my name is Anna I my favorite verse in the the Bible is Philippians 413 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength I really want to win this for my friend she has Autism in really loves Jesus and I would really like to encourage her With her first Bible