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Read Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Read Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Lord, you have examined me and you know me.
2     You know everything I do;
from far away you understand all my thoughts.
3     You see me, whether I am working or resting;
you know all my actions.
4     Even before I speak,
you already know what I will say.
5     You are all round me on every side;
you protect me with your power.
6     Your knowledge of me is too deep;
it is beyond my understanding.
13   You created every part of me;
you put me together in my mother’s womb.
14   I praise you because you are to be feared;
all you do is strange and wonderful.
I know it with all my heart.
15   When my bones were being formed,
carefully put together in my mother’s womb,
when I was growing there in secret,
you knew that I was there-
16         you saw me before I was born.
The days allotted to me
had all been recorded in your book,
before any of them ever began.
17   O God, how difficult I find your thoughts;q
how many of them there are!
18   If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with you.


The Psalmist is overwhelmed by God's intimate knowledge of who he is - at the same time aware of God's greatness 'How weighty to me are your thoughts?'
Do you ever take time to consider the details of God's love for your intricate life?


Dear God - it is too much for me to think of how well you know me and how thoroughly you love me.  Help me to trust that love in my life.

q how difficult I find your thoughts; or how precious are your thoughts to me.

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