What Does Psalm 139:16 Mean?

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.

Psalm 139:16(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

We are fearfully and wonderfully made, for we are the work of the Father's hand. What a comfort and joy to know that although we do not see the Lord, He not only sees us but knows us intimately and has each of one of us in His thoughts constantly.

He fashioned and formed us, He selected our parentage, and He scheduled every day of our lives. Each one of us can say with certainty: "Your eyes saw me in my mother’s womb, before my body was even formed and You have scheduled every one of my days – everything about me is written in Your book and planned before I was even born."

There is nothing for us to fear and nothing to concern our hearts, for whether we 'feel' it or not, His Word is true. We are the children of the omniscient, omnipotent God of the universe. He has searched our hearts, and He knows us. He knows our every move and each fleeting thought that passes through our hearts. He knows whether we are waking or sleeping and understands our inner thoughts and the desires of our hearts.

He is before us, and He is behind us. He is within us and He dwells in the inner recesses of our heart. He is our guard, and He is our guide, and wherever we go and no matter whatever happens to us, He is there to lead and to guide, to comfort and to succour.

When we know what we believe and believe what we know, we should have no fear, for He is with us – His rod and His staff are our comfort, for He knows and cares for You and for me with a blessed intimacy.

We may never fully comprehend how much the Father loves us, how intimately he knows us, and how precious every one of us is to Him. Let us join with the psalmist and tell the Lord, "How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!"

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that You saw me before I was born. Thank You that every day of my life was recorded in Your book and every moment of my life is laid out before You. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me praise Your holy name! In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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