Daily Devotion-August 13, 2022

Daily Devotion-August 13, 2022

Psalm 139:1-3

Lord, you have investigated me, and you know. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You understand my thoughts from far off. You keep track of when I travel and when I stay, and you are familiar with all my ways.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Reading this passage from Psalms at first glance can be scary because you know all that is happening with us, even inside our minds—including all my sinful thoughts. Lord, you know everything—when I say something outright to someone else, I say it under my breath or just think to myself. Lord, you know more about me than I know about myself. You also know my need for a Savior; therefore, you sent Jesus. We all needed to be saved from ourselves from our pride and egos. So Jesus came giving up heaven to be with us, to live with us, to suffer for us, and to die because of us. So while we are sinners, we are also saints through faith in your Son—our Lord, and you see us through Jesus’ righteousness.

Jesus’ forgiveness and righteousness bring us relief. We read this Psalm knowing this blessing and this understanding: there is no place I can be without you already to know where I am. You know precisely when we sit or stand. So the thoughts that I am about to have, you already know them, and faith-destroying temptations, you guide me from them. You know when I am about to travel or stay, and you go with me on my way. You are our all-knowing God who is not confined to time and space as we are; you are all-powerful and able to move mountains that come my way. But, most importantly, you are an all-loving God who willingly gave up your Son so He would restore me to you.

You know everything about me, so I pray for your forgiveness. I also pray that you would move those who do not know about you in my way so that I might share with them the hope and promise that comes from Jesus. So that they would not be afraid of you knowing everything about them, but knowing you have moved their mountain of sin to be restored to you. Lord, may all this day be done according to your will. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

No one likes to be investigated if they have something to hide, but if everything has been forgiven, there is nothing to fear. God has abandoned all your sin because of Jesus’ holy life and innocent death. You are forgiven; there is nothing to fear.