Unspeakable Joy Devotional

March 26.2019

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God knows everything about you. Matthew 10:30 “But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.”

We don’t even know the number of hairs on our own head! But God does. He knows everything about us and he even knows how many hairs on our head. God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows everything about us. The good news is that he loves us too. There are many times that we feel alone. There are many times we feel like nobody knows what we are feeling. However, God knows everything we are going through and his love is always reaching out to us.

King David who God used to teach us how we can love and know God. Before David became a king, he spent a lot of time in the fields by his home taking care of his father’s sheep. When he took care of the sheep he would play his harp and make up songs. His songs are called Psalms. One of the songs David wrote is Psalm 139 and it teaches us that God knows us:

Psalm 139 “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Dear God, thank you that you love us and know everything about us. Help us to remember that we are never really alone and that you understand us when we are happy and when we are sad. Thank you that your great love will always give us strength and hope. Amen.

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