Daily Worship -

Grief and Petition

May 31, 2018 0
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Psalm 139: 1-10

1 You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

The Psalmist reminds us of how well God knows us. Probably one of the most encouraging thoughts in times of loss must be the affirmation that God knows us and knows all about us. He is not only all-seeing, He is also all-present.

In times of grief or loss we can be assured that God is never far from us; that He remains all holy and able to shape, not only today, but also tomorrow.

For those who petition the Lord in uncertain times, there is one certainty, and that is: the One who created you is the One who knows you and is the One who guides you.


The majesty of God I see

It rises in hills and mountains

And, while my eyes are lifted up

There comes to me, deep in my soul

A quiet knowing that He is with me.


The majesty of God I see

On the horizon where the sun sets

And slowly as the sun goes down

My heart reaches out and

My buried faith takes hold of me again.


The majesty of God I see

In the storm clouds gathering

But, I am now content, 

Even the wildest storm I do not fear

For my Saviour, Almighty God is near.



Thank you Lord God for knowing me, 

for holding me, for refreshing me. 

Thank you Lord, for your constant presence 

for your guiding hand upon me.  

The light I know will come, the storm will pass 

You are with me. Amen.