April 7th, 2016
Type 1 Diabetes: We heard those words from the doctor just five weeks before the third birthday of our grandson, Oliver. In the four years since that diagnosis, I have marveled at the intricacies of the human body. I realize more fully how various bodily processes work together. I understand the psalmist’s statement that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” in a different way than before Oliver’s diagnosis.
David describes the omniscience of God. God sees everything, even that which from a human perspective is in the “secret place.” Nothing is hidden from God. Rather than being alarmed that secrets are known to God, David finds comfort in being fully known. “How precious to me are your thoughts, God!” (Psalm 139:17).
The God who created humans is the all-knowing God who deeply cares, consoles, and guides. Confidence in God allows us to join David in boldly saying, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts” (v. 23).
We can find refuge in God.
Author: Keith Schwanz