Psalm 139:17-18 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
One Monday afternoon, a new friend complemented me for getting thank-you cards out so quickly. She kindly assumed, I have it all together. It was one of those mini victories, but it wasn’t all me. I had help.
The truth is, I don’t have it all together. Wednesday morning, my kitchen counter showed a different story. I prompted my Pre-K’er to start and finish her homework. At the same time, I scrambled to finish (ahem, I mean start and finish) her ‘All About Me’ project. The night before I scuffled to grade the year’s math for my daughter’s pending transcript.
To see all this would only be to see half the picture too. The outward craziness doesn’t expose the prayer received with love by my Father.
But you know what, in all the chaos, I have peace. Kids get fed. Projects get done, and blogs get written. My God is with me! Our God is with us! He is with you! The other part of the Story is, I’m leaning on the Lord. Was I prepared? No, I left all this to the last minute.
My lack of forethought pails in comparison to how the Lord thinks of us. And again, out of the scrambling comes works better than I could have asked for.
Was all the ‘success’ out of my own doing? No, I relied on the Lord. The Lord is my rock, my safe place, my provider.
Perhaps you’re familiar with verse 14 of this Psalm,
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
In today’s verse, the Psalmist continues to consider all the thoughts God has for us individually and specifically. He knows of our obligations. He knows every request before it even leaves our lips. He cares for each tiny insignificant need because He loves us! He’s still in control.
Do you believe this today? What craziness are you in the middle of? Will you surrender this day into the Lord’s hands to bring Him glory? He’s got this.
That same crazy morning, I heard on the radio it was a ‘super blue blood moon, lunar eclipse and a full moon’. The culmination of 3 moon events in one. I’m still a little confused on this one. You can look it up. The announcer on the Message exclaimed, “Even when things are chaotic down here, the heavens still operate like clockwork!”
It’s true, the moon was remarkably impressive the night before, I couldn’t help but ponder its beauty. It hung low surrounded by splashes of sunset lit clouds. The pic I took didn’t reflect the splendor experienced by the naked eye, nor the peace of the Lord shining down upon us. But in the moment, immersed under the beyond ness of space, one can’t help but stand in awe of God for what He’s made.
Even while the solar system obeys the majestic order He set out, the Lord still has time to think of you and me!
Wondrous are Your works, Oh Lord. The moon and stars obey Your majestic order. You placed us here to enjoy the sights and look upon You in awe. Even so, You have time and care to think of me. Your steadfast love endures forever. ~Amen.
Our Good Father thinks of His children.