Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

Posted by Nate Foreman on

This week we looked at Psalm 139. It's one of the most encouraging Psalms relating to God's omniscience and omnipresence. We read these words and immediately are reminded of how intimately God knows everything about us. We are reminded that He is always with us. Yes, our heart cries out, "God is very near to me!" He's so near that he can work with our emotions, work with our attitudes, and work with our anger. Where could we go from God's presence, the Psalmist asks? The answer to that question is not to threaten us from committing a sin. The answer is to bring about a comforting peace. According to theologian Wayne Grudem,

the description of God's omnipresence in the Scriptures is overwhelmingly for the purpose of blessing his people.

God is nearby in order to bless us. Most of the time we want that, but sometimes we find that we have pushed God away. How near is God in your life right now? Do we need to re-focus and receive Him? Do we need to confess a sin and be restored to Him? Do we simply need to look at our life from the lens of God's great hand of blessing and thank Him for our life? I encourage you to re-read Psalm 139. Read it slow, and read it as a personal love letter from your creator. May we all be able to say honestly right now, "Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me and know my thoughts..."