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A Word of Encouragement

May 24, 2022


PA121 - Beside the Still Waters

(Before & After)

Grace, Hope & Peace, Friend;

Do you sometimes judge people based on what you ‘think’ they are thinking?

David wrote;


Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I get up; You understand my thought from far away. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, Lord, You know it all.



Psalm 139:1-4

He asks, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Vs. 7)


You created my innermost parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.



Psalm 139:13

God knows EVERYTHING about you, because He put you together exactly how He wanted, and He has an eternal  plan for you. (Psalm 139:16)

David's response to this incredible insight was;


How precious also are Your thoughts for me, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.



Psalm 139:17-18

But then, as He often did, David began to look at others; “If only You would put the wicked to death, God.” (Vs. 19) “They speak against You wickedly” (Vs. 20) “Do I not loathe those who rise up against You?” (Vs. 21) “They have become my enemies.” (Vs. 22)

Then. as if God said to him, “I know each one of them intimately too,” David wrote;


Search me, God, and know my heart; Put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.



Psalm 139:23-24

El De’ot - God who intensively knows - You know the thoughts of those I call my ‘enemies’ just as intimately as You know  my own thoughts. Help me see them as You see them and love them as You do.


How precious also are Your thoughts for me, God!



Psalm 139:17a

He knows the real you, and He loves you,

-=john & nancy=-