This Month's Promise

“See, I am doing a new thing ... Now it springs up... I am making a way in the desert and streams in the waste land....”

- (Isaiah 43:19)

Read: Psalm 139: 1-10


"You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139: 3)

God has a special custom-designed plan for every one of us. In Psalm 139 David writes beautifully how his life was designed for him even before his birth. He said in verse 16, “Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth, all the stages of my life were spread out before you. In your Book were written every one of them, the days that were formed for me before one of them came to be.” Secondly, God is omniscient. He knows everything. David knew this truth. That is why he said, “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.” (verse 1) God knows things about us that we do not even know. Because He knows us through and through He plans the very best for us. We can trust Him not to make a mistake. In Jeremiah 29: 11 the Lord says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God knows our every moment, even our sitting and standing. Can you imagine the great God of the universe being interested in where we sit or stand? He is. That’s what David confessed. “You know when I sit and when I rise.” (verse 2) God knows where we are going. He watches us when we travel and when we rest. He knows when we leave our house and when we get back. He knows the obstacles on our way, the mountains we have to climb, the dark valleys we must go through. He knows when we are lonely and discouraged. He is with us from the beginning of our Christian walk to the end. God even knows our thoughts. He perceives our thoughts from afar. Sometimes we wish that God does not know some of the thoughts that creep into our minds. But He knows every secret thought - the critical thought, the unloving thought, the proud thought. He knows our most personal secrets. He knows everything we are going to say, before we start the first sentence! Dear friends, His presence always surrounds us! God is wonderfully, gloriously true. Let this thought drive away all our fears and help us walk every day trusting God and His promises.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, how comforting it is to know that You have a wonderful plan for me which is always the best. You know my every moment. You know my every thought. You watch over me day and night. So let me not fear anything, but trust You wholeheartedly. Amen.