Featured Devotionals May

He Knows You

Read: Psalm 139:1-24
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me (Psalm 139:1).

In The Newlywed Game, a popular game show in the US that ran from 1966 up until 2013, newly married couples were asked questions to determine how well the spouses knew each other. As I reflected on the program, I was reminded of how amazing it is that we have an intimate relationship with God—who both knows us perfectly and helps us to know Him.

This was what strengthened David when he was threatened by enemies who were out to kill him (Psalm 139:19-22). The poet turned his thoughts to God, meditating in amazement on God’s perfect knowledge of everything there was to know about him (Psalm 139:1-6). And he was encouraged that the all-knowing One was also always present (Psalm 139:7-12) and all-powerful (Psalm 139:13-18). So David could celebrate that the God who knew him perfectly was always there to guide and care for him as well (Psalm 139:24). There was no place where the psalmist was outside of God’s perfect presence, provision, and protection.

After meditating on God’s perfect knowledge of him (Psalm 139:1), David reflected on how much he valued knowing God in return. He experienced God as too wonderful to fully understand, reflecting in amazement, “Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them!” (Psalm 139:17 The Message). But David understood enough of who God is to trust Him to always be with him. He wrote, “When I wake up, you are still with me!” (Psalm 139:18).

The truth that the all-powerful God who knows all about us is with us every second should impact how we live by His strength (Psalm 139:23-24). Let’s be quick to run to Him, for “the eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).


God knows everything about you! How does that make you feel? Why? Which of God’s “all-” qualities brings you the most encouragement today?

Taken from “Our Daily Journey”