“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? ... I am still with you.”

Psalm 139:7, 18
The words of this Psalm give me great assurance of God’s continual presence even in days of alarming worry and unrest. “You have searched me and you know me” (v. 1) is a forever truth. We read in verse five that God’s attributes are not restricted: “You hem me in—behind and before” (literally translated, “back and front, you encircle me”). 

What a wonderful foundation to celebrate in the weeks after Resurrection Sunday! God’s unlimited presence is always with us and is in all places. We have confidence that God has laid His hand upon us. 

Knowing that Jesus is with us emboldens us to face tomorrow without fear. He generates vitality, purpose, and direction to share this Good News with others. A close friend who is a police officer dealing with extraordinary stress recently told me, “Walking with Christ is giving me the freedom to be myself, confident He is with me.” 

When the psalmist David wrote, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; … and lead me in the way everlasting,” he was writing the prayer of all of us who trust that God is with us.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 139:1-24


“At the heart [of Christianity] is God Himselfwaiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His Presence.” (A. W.Tozer, 1948)

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  • Joshua 11-12
  • Psalm 102
  • Acts 27

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