“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalms 139:23-24 NIV
At the start of this Psalm, David actually says, “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.” Psalms 139:1 He tells us that God knows when we sit and stand. He knows our thoughts, our ways, and our words before we speak them. Wherever we go, we can not escape the presence of God. God formed us from our very beginning.
I tend to go to this Psalm whenever I am feeling distant from God. I know that it is not God who distances Himself from me, rather it is me who is distanced from God. Am I doing something that I know is questionable? Am I neglecting something I should be doing? Am I allowing the busyness of life to push God away? This Psalm reminds me that God is always there and knows me. And He forgives my distancing as well as everything else I confess.
Search Me, God
In the busy days, that merge into weeks, I let worldly cares get between us.
The frustrations and worries of life fill my mind and all I seem to do is fuss.
Search me, God, and know my heart; that wants to seek you above the rest.
Share my burdens, ease my anxious thoughts, bring me back to You, blessed.
Search me, God, and expose my shortcomings, guide me along Your way.
Forgive my wandering and bring me back with Your everlasting love to stay.
This week let’s invite God, our Father, to search our hearts and to know us. Let’s examine our lives and goals and choose to walk alongside our God in His everlasting way.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we ask God to search us and know us.
Blessings and productive searching!