One of my favourite psalms is Psalm 139 because it reminds me that God is always with me. He’s always there and there is no where that I could ever go that He wouldn’t already be there. Adam found that out when he tried to hide from Him in the garden, Jonah did too. Even in the depths of the sea, in the belly of a great fish, God was there.
The first part of this beautiful psalm says:
"LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there, if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night–but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you."
At times, in my life, I have felt so all alone, yet because of this Psalm I know that God is there with me. At times I’ve felt like no one understood but I know He does. He knows everything about me. He knows my motives. He sees the intent of my heart.
I don’t have to explain anything to Him because He already knows. My soul is bare to Him and yet He loves me still. Despite all my faults, doubts, insecurities, shortcomings and sins He loves me and He is always with me. I can’t escape from His presence and I don’t want to.
I hope this has brought you comfort today. You’re not alone. God is with you and will never leave you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laurie Pass is an anointed Minister of the Gospel in her own right, and is Pastor Brad's partner in ministry. She has a passion for ministry to women, and leads worship, along with many other activities in our Church, as well as teaches at a local Christian school. She is passionate about ministry and enjoys spreading the good news of the Gospel.