Third Sunday of Lent, 2022

Each Sunday I have been highlighting a portion of Psalm 139. Not only do I love this Psalm but it is one of my friend Elizabeth’s favorite portions of scripture (See Favorite Bible Verses for Confident Living in Jesus series). She had many that she uses for specific situations that give her strength, however, this was her favorite psalm. I decided to bring you a portion of this wonderful psalm each Sunday during Lent. On the First Sunday we discovered how God knows all there is to know about our thoughts and motives. The Second Sunday we learned there is no where we can go that God cannot find us, and that He will always be our light in a dark world. Here are verses Psalm 139: 13-16.

13 For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

These verses assure us that God made us even as we were developing. He knows us and nothing about us is hidden from Him. That can be both assuring and scary as God knows our innermost thoughts, desires and motives. He see our actions and will hold us accountable for all our deeds and words. May the thought that your creator knows you bring you comfort, as He assures us that there is nothing we are going through that He did not foresee or allow. He promises to be with us wherever we go and He is greater than anything we can ever face.

One last thought from the line- Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. I find great comfort in knowing God’s works are wonderful and good. Things do not happen by chance and are for His glory and my good. Also, my soul understands the wonder of God even if I don’t fully get it. My finite mind cannot grasp the magnitude of God’s greatness, but my soul knows it and realized who God is. Thank you Lord for the greater understanding you give to my soul. May it be transmitted to my heart more and more each day.

Blessings this third Sunday of Lent.


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