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God gets us

Do you ever wish that somebody knew you? Really knew you? I am blessed to have a couple of really awesome friends in my life who know me better than anyone else–sometimes even better than I know myself. But some days I am too busy to hang out with them or spend time with them. Some days it’s all I can do to just drag myself out of bed and get to work so that I can drag myself home again, and on those days, it can be very easy to feel like no one gets me.

Those friends of mine read this blog and are probably getting a text message ready to scold me right now. =) You know who you are.

Emotions are unstable and feelings can betray us, but we still have to live with them. And even if you can’t help the way you feel, you can take steps to prevent yourself from falling into the trap of thinking that nobody gets you. Even if you have friends who get you, some days you won’t feel like it. And on those days, you need to remember Psalm 139.

Meerkat watching a plane fly over the Sedgwick County Zoo - Wichita, KS

Meerkat watching a plane fly over the Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita, KS

Psalm 139

O Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
    You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
    even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
    You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too great for me to understand!

I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me
    and the light around me to become night—
    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.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
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.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
    Get out of my life, you murderers!
They blaspheme you;
    your enemies misuse your name.
O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
    Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
    for your enemies are my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

The most amazing thing about God is that He really does know everything about us … and He loves us anyway. More than loves us. Adores us. Enough to think about us all the time! That’s awesome to me.

So if you’re feeling alone or neglected or like no one can understand what’s going on inside your head, remember God gets you.