Read Psalm 139 in The Message.God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I'm an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight. You know everything I'm going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there, too- your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful- I can't take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your Sight (verses 1-7a)
When I read that Psalm, I love how God is a reassuring presence and that I can't be out of His sight. Now if I apply this to my daughter, perhaps she is not afraid because she knows I'm chasing her and that I will do what I can to keep her safe. In time, I want to teach her to rely less on me or even her own self sufficiency and to lean more on God.
Another thing I don't want my daughter doing is thinking that a man will be the answer. I spent a lot of time convinced that my future husband would solve my world's problems. Oh how I wish I could get so much of that energy and time wasted on chasing the wrong people or things to make me feel complete. Sorry Disney but there is no prince charming out there, at least not in the way often portrayed. The only man that ever lived without flaws is our perfect Savior Jesus Christ.
Am I standing at the end of the aisle looking the other way around the corner to see if He's going to come? Do I test God? (see Matt. 4:7) Ask your heart whether or not you are waiting for Him or running from Him. God's love is unlike any human love, God's love is relentless for His children but I have to grow up (1 Cor 13:11 NLT, 2 Timothy 3:14-17) and I have to seek him and not just expect him to seek me. I have a void in me that will not be satisfied with anything other than the love of our Savior.
Dear Jesus, thank you so much for never giving up on me. Thank you for providing a light and a way so that I can always be back by you and know that I'm safe. Thank you for answering me every time I've called out your name "Jesus Jesus Jesus", thank you. Please encourage anyone that may be reading this that doesn't know how much you love them. Fill their world and their hearts with Your warmth and Your comfort and Your love. In Jesus Holy and Precious Name, Amen.
Thank you! God Bless