O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. (Ps. 139:1)

HIDDEN CAMERAS and electronic recording devices make us uncomfortable. After all, we don’t want others to know everything we say and do. Perhaps we feel the same way about God. According to David, God knows when we are out and about, and He knows when we rest. He knows the words we are going to say before we speak, and He knows our thoughts and actions, even the motivations behind what we think and do.

I heard a Christian speaker say that the word search in our key verse actually means “digs”; God digs us in the sense that He knows everything about us yet He loves us. I am comforted and encouraged to think God knows all about me and digs me, even with my imperfections.

This means we don’t have to hide anything from Him (as if we could). He knows us even better than we know ourselves. He knows what lies ahead of us, and He walks with us to face whatever that may be. Many years ago I memorized this psalm and repeated it as I awaited surgery. Since then, I often run the words through my mind, especially when I am ill, because it reminds me that God knows me. He knows all about me and He digs me.

Memorize this psalm and let it bring peace to your mind.

Shirley Brosius writes from Millersburg, Pennsylvania. She is enjoys reading, walking, and playing board games with her five grandchildren.

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