I love the promises of God.
God is good, and God is great. Throughout Scripture He promises to bless us and care for us. He has our best interest at heart. What a wonderful God and Savior!
In wonderful poetic form, Psalm 139 shows us the kindness and blessings of knowing the Lord and affirms the goodness and blessings of God.
What are these promises He made to us?
First, this psalm shows that God knows us intimately. We are special objects of divine love.
God knows when we rise and when we sit. Before a word is formed on our tongue He knows it.
The writer asked God to search him and to know him. By this request, he indicates that God is the judge of righteousness. He knows who we are, and, therefore, He can judge us righteously.
God‘s knowledge was overwhelming to the Psalmist. God knows our ways and understands our hearts.
Second, God is with us. Wherever we go and whatever we experience, we can trust that God is with us. In the language of the New Testament, He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Thankfully, the Psalmist says, we simply cannot get away from the presence of God! What comfort it is to know that God is with us now and for the future as well.
Third, God promises to guide and lead us. The writer affirmed this great fact: “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast“ (Psalm 139:8-10).
Fourth, the greatest promise of all may be that we belong to God. “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture“ (Psalm 100:5).
God knows us, and He loves us. We are his. We are special objects of divine love. As the Psalmist so wonderfully affirms, “we are fearfully and wonderfully made“ (Psalm 139:14).
We find great strength and comfort in our great God who loves us and created us to be His own dear children.