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Bread for the Journey


Psalm 139: 3, 4, 5 NIV

"You discern my going out and my lying down: you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
You hem me in behind and before, you have laid your hand upon me."

Recently I read this portion of scripture and these words spoke to me in a new way.  How amazing that God knows all about us and is familiar with our ways. He knows us so completely..even before a word is on our tongue. We cannot hide anything from him.

When you are claustrophobic, the feeling of being hemmed in does not sound comforting. But when I read verse 5, I find it very comforting to be hemmed in by God's love and care. That is a safe kind of being hemmed in, to know that we are in His constant presence..God will always be there for us and will never leave us.

3 comments:

  1. Hem me in, Lord ! Keep me safe and secure under your wings.

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  2. Thank you Betty. I have been walking a hard path lately and your words were a comforting reminder

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