ODJ: He knows you
July 10, 2014
READ: Psalm 139:1-16
You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away (v.2).
He knows you. He knows every microcosm and nanosecond of your existence—every cell, atom and molecule; every interest, weakness and achievement; every hope, dream and grief.
He knows every movement you’ll make today (Psalm 139:2-3)—every action, step and pause for rest; every blink, glance and breath. He knows when I will stop typing this paragraph and when you’ll stop reading it.
He knows every thought you’ll have today (v.2)—every joy, question and concern. Like a long-married husband who finishes his wife’s sentences, He knows the next word you’ll say before it has left your lips (v.4).
He knows you; He’s familiar with you (v.3). He knows your complete personality. He knows your emotional triggers, behavioural patterns, bad habits and comfort zones. He knows what you’re good and lousy at doing, every temptation and victory. When you’re confused, He can unravel the intricate workings of your heart.
There’s no rock large enough, no place far enough, no darkness thick enough to hide you from Him (vv.7-12). But why would you hide? Loneliness isn’t just the feeling of being alone, but of being surrounded by many and yet known by none. But He knows you.
He was there as you were crafted in the womb (vv.13-15). He remembers the headlines on the day of your birth and knows the events that will take place on your final day on earth (v.16). He knows what your future holds and the pathways you’ll take to arrive there.
In a world of global connections but ever declining intimacy, of burgeoning cities with more and more alienated citizens, of billions of individuals who secretly wonder if anyone cares, here is a truth that heals and liberates: God knows you. —Sheridan Voysey
365-day plan› Matthew 13:24-43
Read 2 Chronicles 16:9, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Matthew 10:30 and Hebrews 6:10 for reminders of God’s closeness to—and knowledge of—you.
How does it feel to be known so well and still loved? God knows you intimately. How well do you know Him?