"O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me"
I love this scripture! I love that my God has searched my heart and that he KNOWS everything that there is to KNOW about me. Because that means that He knows the struggles I have. He knows the heartaches that reside deep down in my soul. He knows when I am weak and He knows when I am faltering in my steps.
The word 'know' in that passage is from the Hebrew word "YADA". It means 'to be known', 'to understand', 'to discern'. It tells me that my LORD knows me to the very depths of my being. And I love that.
God is Omniscient. He knows everything. And because of that knowledge He has of us, He is able to deliver us from ourselves! He can deliver us from our enemies. From our troubles. From our own failings and misery.
My God encircles me and places a hedge about me. He is ever-present in my life. The quietest whisper of help that I can utter will always reach His Holy ears. He hears and He responds. And that is the most beautiful thing to a needy soul.
We serve a God of compassion and a God of love. The height and depth of the knowledge alone overwhelms me. If not for the love of my God, I don't know how I would make it through every day. He has carried me and He has loved me and He has been my everything.
I pray that He will examine my heart daily and reveal to me any ungodly, unholy thing that I need to confess, repent of and get rid of. My desire is to be like Him, and to love Him, and to serve Him all the days of my life.
"Those who live in the shelter of the MOST HIGH,
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty"