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God is there when we feel unseen

God is there when we feel unseen
Psalm 139:7-12.

Playing hide and seek with little kids is really fun. When I would play it with my friend's kids, they would hide next to a small plant in the garden and close their eyes tightly. And because the plant is too small, their shoes, arms and head remain visible, but they feel unseen because their eyes are tightly closed.

Similarly, there are times in life when we feel "unseen" to others and perhaps God (Psalm 102:1-2).

From the passage, the Psalmist recounts that God knows us intimately. He knows our words, thoughts, and ways (v1-4). He knows how often I get up to make a cup of tea. He is acquainted with all my ways (v3).

But this is more than transcendent knowledge. He intimately journeys through life with us by His Holy Spirit - v7.
  • Whether in heaven or even in the grave (Sheol) - v8
    • He is there in the unseen.
  • When we wander afar off (dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea) - v9
    • He is there in the unseen: to lead us (back to Himself) and hold us - v10
  • And in our dark unseen seasons, when it feels like our eyes are tightly closed like a little kid - v11
    • He is there in the unseen: our darkness is as light with Him - v12
He knows us, He sees us, He journeys with us.

Reflect & Pray
What aspect of your life's journey feels unseen, perhaps to others or God? How might you reflect on God's presence in that "unseen" and present it to Him?
Thank you, Father, that even the darkness is not dark to you. Keep reminding us of your truth - that you're always with us, even in the unseen, in Jesus' name.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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