Psalm 139

I have written about Jehovah Shammah before.  It means “God is there; he is with you!”  This morning it was impressed heavily upon me to share this awesome name again.

Psalm 23 says in part, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff-they comfort me…”

And yes…if everyone seems to have abandoned you; Jehovah Shammah, God is with you!

Let’s take a look at Psalm 139:

Vs. 1-6 He knows us; he understands us; and all our ways.  We can’t say anything, and he doesn’t know our intent of speaking.  He has placed a hedge of protection around us, and his hand is upon us.  I know it is all too much for us to understand, but it is true.

Vs. 7-12 There is nowhere we can go and hide from the Omni-present Creator! Neither the heavens, hell, nor the seas can cover us…HE IS THERE, Jehovah Shammah!  The darkness is as light around us if we try to hide in its midst.

Vs.  13-18 He has fearfully and wonderfully created us and formed us in our mother’s wombs.  We are exhorted to praise Him.  How can we not?  The God who spoke the heavens, the earth, and all its content into existence created us!  He LOVES us! His thoughts toward us are greater than the grains of sand.

Vs. 19-22  He is our unconditional loving Father!  How can anyone not love Him?  We take pity on those who don’t, and pray they answer His knocking on the door of their hearts.  God’s enemies are our enemies, but we must pray for them. (Matt. 5:44)

V. 23-24 says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  As we all stand naked before Him, may we be able to say this prayer, unashamed, because He knows everything about us anyway.

I hope this has blessed you as much as it has blessed me.  I had multiple dreams this morning, of people all around me leaving and forsaking me; BUT GOD will never!

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