You Are There!

Read: Psalm 139

When I grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico we would visit one of the largest caverns in all of the world whenever someone came to visit.  In all I probably went through the Carlsbad Caverns National Park more than 25 times in those 17 years.  One year I even went on an adventurous hike into “New Cave” which required helmets with lights and no path to show us the way.  It should have been very scary but I was too young to know that I guess. 

In Psalm 139 David reflects on how God knows us more personally than anyone else on earth.  He also reflects on the truth that God is omnipresent and everywhere at all times.  In verse 8 he says, “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”  In verses 11 and 12 he says, “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.”

Wherever we are, God is there!  This can be comforting, unsettling, and incomprehensible for us at times but it is something we must always know and be aware of.  From the farthest depths of space to the deepest caves of the earth God is there.  From our greatest times of need to our unfortunate steps of disobedience, God is there.  In our human understanding we cannot comprehend it, but it is true.  This is why Solomon encourages us to “Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways submit to him.”  Life is full of ups, downs, and unknowns, but it is comforting to know that we serve a God who is there with us through it all.

 Make It Personal:  As you go about your day and week think about God being right there with you at all times.  This can be a comfort to you in times of need, perhaps help you to resist temptation in times of trial, and even bring forth worship when we consider the words of Psalm 139.  “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14  Read this entire Psalm today and praise God for being there at all times. 

Have a great week,  Glen Rhodes