I’ve traveled many miles this week. They’ve taken me down freeways, over mountain ranges, through farming country, and alongside rivers and lakes. This morning I woke in the city of Edmonton.
Every time I phone my mom, she asks, “Where are you now? I can’t keep track of you.” I know the feeling—sometimes I can’t keep track of me either. Especially in unfamiliar territory.
True confession—I am directionally challenged. North, south, east, and west mean nothing to me. I’m the only person I know who can get lost in a cul-de-sac.
Maybe that’s why Psalm 139:3-5 resonates with me so well:
You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest.
Every moment you know where I am.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD.
You both precede and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Next week I’ll fly to a sketchy part of the world. Some people ask me if that prospect scares me. My answer is “no.” I’m on God’s radar every moment and across every mile. He not only sees where I am, He goes with me. I am never alone.
Neither are you.
You might feel alone at times. You might feel a bit lost now and again. You might feel as though you’ve taken a wrong turn on this journey called life, and there’s no hope for finding your way back home. But the truth is—God knows exactly where you are. You’re on His radar every moment of every day. He’s with you.
Is it any wonder the psalmist, after reflecting on this truth, exclaimed, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!” (Psalm 139:6).
God is with you, my friend. Let that truth wash over you today and bring you joy.