You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Psalm 139:5 (NIV)
When our children wake up in terror at night over a bad dream, when death comes to take our loved ones away, when depression overwhelms like a heavy blanket, we want to be held. We want to have someone rub our backs and hold our hands. It’s a comfort to be surrounded by love, to be known and understood without having to explain ourselves.
Psalm 139 is full of those promises — that before we even speak, God knows our thoughts and hearts (v. 1-6), that no matter where we go, God’s Spirit is with us (v. 7-10), and that darkness will not swallow us up because darkness is like light to God (v. 11-12).
Perhaps you’re there right now, walking through an endless tunnel with no light at the end. Take heart and hold onto this promise today: Even in the darkest places, God knows me fully and is with me completely.
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