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The Feels From Psalm 139

Posted: Wednesday, June 21

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

2 Kings 1:1-2:25
Acts 13:42-14:7
Psalm 139:1-24
Proverbs 17:19-21

Verse of the day:

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” (Psalm 139:1 NLT)

 


Psalm 139 is a powerful and refreshing chapter of the Bible. If you haven’t already, I really encourage you to pause from reading this devotional and read the chapter. It’s so good!

 

When I read this, I was encouraged, challenged, scared, and excited all at the same time! The fact that God knows exactly what’s going on in and around me, stirs up all the feelings! 

 

I am encouraged by God knowing my heart and everything about me because it means He cares! Of the billions and billions of people on the planet, God cares enough to know my heart. Of all of the people that I drive past today, walk by, see on Facebook, and more, God cares about and knows me! As the Psalmist writes in verse 6, it’s too much to fully comprehend! 

 

Psalm 139 challenges me because it means God is literally always keeping an eye on me. There’s no place I could ever flee to that escapes God’s sight. Verse 5 says God goes before me and follows me. Before every step is taken, God is aware of my heart and the choices I will make. It challenges me to be better, to be full of truth and love, and to keep sin far from my life.

 

The chapter scares me because I like privacy! I’m the type of guy that views my home as a place of tranquility and seclusion. It’s the safe place my family can escape the rest of the world, and choose what comes in.  We’re in a world that has little privacy, but God has always been watching. There’s no choice that goes without God being a part of it. 

 

Finally, this chapter excites me! It means I will never be too far from God’s reach. There will never be any circumstance where I am too far from God to be able to receive His help! No matter how dark, scary, or hopeless a situation is - God is there with me! Psalm 139 brings out all of the feels, because it’s a chapter of God’s love for us! He is present because He loves us, and nothing can separate us from the love of God.