You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. – (Psalm 139:1, NIV)
O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. – (Psalm 139:1, TLB)
O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am. – (Psalm 139:1, VOICE)
The very One who created us knows everything about us and loves us for who we are. Though we are broken and flawed, He loves. As we seek Him, we find Him. Once we choose to invite Him to be in charge, He will not leave us nor forsake us. There is much comfort and reverence in knowing the overwhelming, never-ending, all-encompassing depth of His love for us in spite of ourselves. May we ever give praise to the Ancient of Days, as He knows us and loves us far better than anyone else ever will.
God, our Creator,
Has searched us and knows;
What dwells in our hearts,
When we come and go.
Though dark and broken,
His love still remains;
He brings light and love,
And washes the stains.
So, ever seek God,
He knows our hearts best;
In His love and grace,
We come to know rest.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have searched us and know us and love us anyway. Thank You that You do not place qualifications on Your love. Forgive us for the things within us that are not pleasing to You. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would give You access to all. Show us how to allow Your light into the dark spaces and give grace room to move where it is needed most. Help us to love those around us the way that blesses and encourages them and helps them to feel known. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for knowing us and loving us as we are, and for refining us to become more of who You are calling us to become. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23