God knows the fear you feel in these days of war, of rising prices, of the threats of daily “what-ifs.” He knows. He sees. He feels the strain and pain with you. In Psalm 139:1-4 the word YADA (Hebrew) is used, meaning to know deeply, to express God’s deep personal awareness and understanding of us.
You have searched me, Lord, 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, Lord, know it completely.
Above all that we see and here, there is another layer, an unseen, heavenly one. It is the work of the Sovereign God whose hand is not weary; whose heart is not hard; whose love is unfailing. When we allow what we hear and see to be more important than what we know, then we fall captive to the noise of confusion and fear.
The enemy that deceived Eve and Adam in the garden still fills some men’s hearts today. BUT the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is still the same power that transform and lives into eternity. He rules and overrules. Focus your mind and heart on this:
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities
of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Colossians 3:1 NLT
Because we serve an all-powerful, holy God,
I can trust that His love for His people never changes.
Dr. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade
Always Expect Amazing,
Diane Strack, Found and President of She Loves Out Loud Global