Search me, try me O God…Really?

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Providence of God  |  July 21

Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments.
His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
…How precious… are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.
…Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 112:1-4, Psalm 139:17- 18; 23-24


Father, Your promises are both complex and wonderful. Help us each day O’God to know You as You know us. We pray for the confidence that David had in this Psalm. He tells us You are a light in the darkness and that Your thoughts toward us exceed number. Your presence exceeds our understanding. Draw us to Your well of knowledge and wisdom, Your Holy Word, daily. Clarify Your expectations of us, individually, that we might serve You.

Keep us from anxieties and depression we pray which can only be overcome, ultimately, by drawing near to You. When we tend to drift away from You, allowing the world around us to establish our agenda, forgive us. Teach us to seek Your will in every circumstance.

Keep us from evil relationships and a worldly focus that we might serve You in the perfection of Jesus. In Jesus Holy name, we pray, amen.

Bruce Caldwell

The Sola Scriptura Project

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