Suzanne and Adam are in Birmingham today. She had a procedure done at 8:30, and Adam is having the 10th surgery on his eye. I talked to Suze yesterday, and told her I would be on my knees in prayer. Well, I tried, really I did. But, I could only stay on my knees for about 20 minutes…but I continued praying and reading the Bible quite a while longer…from the couch! You understand. While I was reading, I read again this chapter from Psalms and it is so beautiful. It fills my heart with joy and confidence and trust in God. I felt quite compelled to share it with you today.
Psalm 139…New Living Translation
A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I‚Äôm far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night‚Äî
12 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.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother‚Äôs womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous‚Äîhow well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can‚Äôt even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!…..
……. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life
EDIT: Just talked to Suzanne and all is well with her….Adam is in surgery now.
EDIT, 2: Adam is out of surgery, and the doctor is pleased with the way everything looks.
Thank you, God