Feeling insecure? Turn your pages of the bible to Psalm 139. It is the perfect antidote. You may think that people would despise you if they know the real you and we feel insecure and try to be a different person so people around you likes you. But the Lord knows you so well that He even understands your thoughts. He knows you intimately and loves you anyway!
David also talks about the Lord’s protection, how the Lord hedges him from behind and before. To me that means the Lord redeems your past, therefore you don’t have to replay all of your past mistakes. In Christ Jesus, you are forgiven and He helps you profit from the lessons of the past.
In addition, the Lord hedges you before, which means the Lord secures your future. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord gives you a promise: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Because the Lord has your future in His hands, there is no need to worry about it!
David also talks about the Lord’s constant presence in his present. Isn’t it comforting to know that the Creator of the entire universe is with you always? In Him is all the wisdom you need to handle every circumstance. Imagine having an audience with the smartest man on earth. Even that man will look like an idiot compared to God’s wisdom!
I also love that David affirms the person that God created him to be. He talks about the Lord forming him and creating his inward parts. Once you know that God took a personal interest in man’s creation, how can you ever think that He would forget about you?
To think that, it would mean that God Himself is like a neglectful landlord. He owns the property, but has no interest in taking care of it. But because you know God then you know that is not true. You can have security in your identity in Jesus Christ, knowing that you belong to Him.
You can also find security in the fact that Jesus has overcome the world! So you can walk forth in all confidence in God, knowing that He will lead you and guide you into the wonderful future that He has for you.
O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.