I love this psalm so much. Just listen to the things David knew to be true of God.
• You have searched me (v 1). • You have known me (v 1). • You know my thoughts (v 2). • You know my path (v 3). • You know my words (v 4). • You know where I am at all times (v 7-12). • You created me with intentionality and you know me intimately (v 13-16).
And, then, my favorite – knowing me like you do, Lord – seeing where I am, Lord…
• You will never abandon me (v 18).
The Lord is faithful and constant. His love doesn’t come and go and neither does his presence. When others walk away – he does not. When the world gives you the cold shoulder – he says, “Come to me.”
What are we to do when the world seems out of control? When people hurt us? When disappointment comes?
Our lives should still be marked by:
• whole hearted gratitude (v 1) • public praise (v 1) • humility and adoration (v 2) • a love for his name and word (v 2)
• God still answers (v 3) • God strengthens us (v 3) • God gazes upon the lowly (v 6) • God preserves us (v 7) • God defends & delivers (v 7) • God will fulfill his purposes for us (v 8) • God’s love is forever (v 8) • we are the work of his hands (v 8)