The enormity of these statistics is hard to fathom. Even more, it’s impossible to comprehend God’s infinite power to form, sustain, and fully know each individual person and the details of their lives.
I am a single drop in a massive sea of humanity; how amazing it is that the Creator of the universe is lovingly mindful of me!
King David was also amazed. In Psalm 139, he expressed his awe-filled wonder at the Lord’s intimate involvement in his own life.
Take a few quiet moments to thoughtfully pray Psalm 139. Like David, contemplate the Lord’s presence and power in your life, and praise Him for being mindful of you . . . fully, everywhere, and always!
Praying Psalm 139:
Praise God for His Knowledge of You (v. 1-6)
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
Praise God for His Presence with You (v. 7-12)
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
Praise God for His Plan for You (v. 13-18)
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,the days that were formed for me,when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Respond by Committing Yourself to Him and His Righteousness (v. 19-24)
Oh, that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!