You Can Run But You Can't Hide!

I love reading Psalm 139. I'm not going to quote it all, but here is a some of it:

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.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Psalm 139:1-12

I am always so overwhelmed when I read these words. I'm reminded that God intimately knows everything about me. In fact, search implies that He has made it a point, a priority to take note of me. God, the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, creator of all things, etc. is most interested in me (and you, of course)! I don't think we can completely conceive how incredible and improbable this really is. It makes absolutely no sense, but the reality of it is that it is not a myth. It is true. I agree with the Psalmist when he wrote "Such Knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it."

Not only does God know us intimately; He also pursues us relentlessly. It doesn't matter where our body or soul is. God is there. We are truly never alone. We may try to run but we can never hide from Him. He wouldn't have it any other way. That's why we call it amazing love!

*8/18/11--This blog is now part of a series entitled Walking With God In The Midst of Cancer.

 K Reynolds
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Shani Matthews (@shanijane)

shani blows the dust off this one

Hey there K, im back up in the attic again and came across this baby! I, like yourself, read psalm 139 and become so overwhelmed with what it says. So many times in my life, ive run with all my might to try and flee from where anyone can see me and see the humiliation, guilt, Shame and broken mess my life has been.So often, ive tried to hide it so no one can reach me and see that i dont actually have it all together. then i go ahead and read a blog like this and think, just like your blog title, Shani, You can run, but you cant hide.

thanks for this one! time it comes back out of the attic to bless some more people :)
lov ya K!

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

Oh Shani, this is old! I looked at the date on this one and it was written on January 6, 2008. I'm sitting here now, remembering what I was experiencing when I wrote that. Just a few weeks before I wrote this blog, I learned that I had breast cancer. I remember the utter helplessness I was feeling when I wrote this for I was still awaiting a date for my surgery. I wanted to crawl into a hole and hide from everyone... including God. The pain of it all was so bad and the fear would try to overwhelm me. It didn't help that the enemy was working overtime trying to show me "home movies" of all of my failures. The last thing he wanted me to do was go into treatment with the unshakable knowledge that I was a princess of God.

Confronted by these things, I tried to do just what he hoped and attempt to "hide"... but God pursued me and though you can run... you can't hide from Him!

Blessings! :heart:

K :princess: