“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 had 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 on 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.”
Sometimes we don’t let people get to know us completely because we are afraid they will discover something about us that they won’t like. But God already knows everything about us, even to the number of hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30), and still He accepts and loves us. God is with us through every situation and every trial – loving, protecting, guiding. He knows and loves us completely.
Isn’t it comforting to know that God knew each of us before He created us? He planned what each of us would look like, who our parents would be, if we would marry, and how many children we would have. Before we could know God, He cared for us. He hid each of us away as a treasure until he brought us to be. God says that He fashioned each of us with awe and wonder.
I pray that when you have days that you are down and feel worthless, remember that God made you. And when He made you, He made you in His own image. Let us see ourselves as valuable as our Maker does. We are His treasure. Never think anything less!!
YOU ARE LOVED!! :)
“He Knows My Name” (Artist Unknown)