Day 82 | Charly Adams
Psalm 139 talks about God’s infiniteness. The Amplified translation titles it God’s Omnipresence and Omniscience. I think verse 6 an accurate summary if you were to try and distill the Psalm to one verse (don’t actually try that though, read it).
6″Such [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high [above me], I cannot reach it.” (AMP)
This is something I have some serious trouble fathoming, but the important thing I drew from this Psalm was that even if I can’t fathom it, God uses this to help me (verses 34 and 24).
23″Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; 24And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” (AMP)
What would it be like if we prayed this prayer?
Three verse from Psalm 140 stuck out to me: 3, 10, and 12.
3″They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s;
Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.” (AMP)
10“Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be thrown into the fire,
Into deep [water] pits from which they cannot rise.” (AMP)
12“I know [with confidence] that the L ORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
And [will secure] justice for the poor.” (AMP)
Reason. My life is a constant battle with generalized anxiety. It’s something I work on and I’ve prayed about it and I just haven’t found respite, so I frequently find myself telling God I’m pissed and him and just want to be done with this.
Verse 3 accurately represents how I feel about my anxiety driven self talk. So of course verse 10 is exactly what I want to happen to my anxiety. I’m sharing all of this with you guys because I hope it provides you with a more modern day context as to enemies that we can be battling. With this context, verse 12 gave me a ridiculous amount of comfort. It’s not a way that I’ve thought about my anxiety before, but God is always working on my side in this war, and at the end of it God has justice planned for me. Now I invite you to take these verses and apply them to whatever you think your enemy is, and then share them if you’re willing.