After beginning my restoration journey as His daughter again I searched for confirmation that He was still for me and not against me. During a dream one night Psalm 139 was placed in my heart and this is one of my ‘go to” Psalms when I need reassurance from the Father.
Psalm 139 New Living Translation (NLT)
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
This is one of the most intimate scriptures in the Bible. God cares enough for me that He spends time learning the secrets in my heart.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
I feel more secure and less alone knowing He surrounds me
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
Amazing that after His intimate search of my entire being He pursues and follows me so He can bless me!
SpI can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
Even when I fall and try to hide my shame He puts out His hand to pull me back up
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
No matter how alone at times I feel~He never leaves me!
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
I have to believe there’s a Plan for my life that God Almighty actually made and placed inside of me. His love is so complete that He recorded my life before I was even conceived~ What amazing Love!
How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
I am loved, chosen, and pre-destined to be His! How can I ever feel insignificant to Him?
O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
And finally, I fall down in awe and surrender in pure adoration and love for my Savior willing to lay everything down to follow Him!
What sweet surrender~