by Grace Hunter

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
            Your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me
            Were written in your book before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
            How vast the sum of them!  Psalm 139:15-17 NIV

 I too, like Carolyn, have enjoyed and been blessed by reading, meditating, and praying Psalm 139 since I was in high school. It is one of my all-time favorite passages of scripture. Read through the above verses again, slowly. Ponder –– God saw and knew each of us intimately the entire 9 months we were being formed inside our mother’s womb. Realize –– there is not one day you have lived, or one thought you have had that God has not seen, known, or perceived.
My human mind finds that knowledge almost too much to grasp.

When I consider God’s thoughts, the vast number of them, all that He holds in His hand, all that He controls, loves, directs and wills –– that IS beyond my ability to comprehend. Read the above verses again, Psalm 139:15-17, perhaps in another version. What grabs your attention? What forces you to contemplate God’s greatness, His concern and compassion for each detail in our lives?

Perhaps you are not in a peaceful place in your current mental and emotional health. Perhaps there is turmoil in your thoughts and emotions today. I encourage you —- take a step back. Let God remind you –– He KNOWS you; He knew you from your very first day. Let God remind you –– He formed you exactly as you are and He has a purpose for you, even in this season of your life. Earlier in this Psalm David pens this,

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

You hem me in-behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.  

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.”  Psalm 139:1-6 NIV

Let the truth of these verses wash over you, comfort you, hold you. God is not surprised by your thoughts.
Spend some time today reading over
Psalm 139, praying through it to God, and receive what God, through His Holy Spirit, has to say to you today. 

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