Hiding from God

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”
Psalm 139:7-8

This verse holds good and bad news for us.  First, we’ll get the bad news out of the way: we can’t go anywhere without God knowing where we go and being able to go there too.  There’s no escape, we can’t hide, no matter how hard you try God knows.

That’s also the good news: God loves you so much that no matter where you go or what you do, He’ll know and be there.  The man who wrote these verses certainly knew what he was talking about, the man was King David of Goliath, Bathsheba and Solomon fame.  He had some big highs when God led him to some incredible victories and when God transformed him from a lowly shepherd boy to the king of a nation.  He had some big lows when he sinned with Bathsheba and didn’t listen to God.

There were days that I’m sure David wanted to escape God but couldn’t, and I’m sure you’ve had days like that (I know I have).  God’s love and attention to our lives is bigger than anything we can say or do.

This week, instead of trying to see if God is checking up on you, look instead for His abundant love appearing in many areas of your life.

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One thought on “Hiding from God

  1. Thanks for these thoughts about David and God’s Presence. My most recent post (“What Should God Do with this Apology Note?”) connected me to your page.

    I’m blogging my way through The Bible’s story in 2013 and I have been looking at David’s place in the story this week. I hope you’ll stop by.

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