“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.” Psalm 139:16-18
My Lord wrote today. The God who did not withhold His own Son, but gave Him up for me, and who will undoubtedly give me all things that are good and filled with His steadfast love. He formed this day for me. Before any of them happened. This isn’t God scrambling to make good out of a bad situation. It was always a thread in the beautiful tapestry of His purposes for my life, and His purposes in the grander scheme of things. He thought through the weaving of it, thinking of me the whole time. Whatever the day holds, whatever challenges and joys I find, I can cling to the truth that the God who wrote it is good and does good (Psalm 119:68). His goodness and mercy follow me, pursuing me, all the days of my life (Psalm 23:6). So I can trust—you can trust—that each day has evidence of His abundant goodness. Each day is evidence of His abundant goodness.
Since He has searched me and known me…since He discerns my thoughts from afar…since He knows very well every word before I even speak it, He is personally aware of how everything affects me. And His grace covers it all. His faithfulness fills each moment. He sustains and strengthens me in painful, difficult times. The Lifter of my head lifts my face to see light in darkness (Psalm 3:3). He reminds me of joy and peace that last in any storm.
Lord, Your steadfast love is here, in this day that You wrote and formed for me. Sing Your songs over me, and awaken my heart to hear them. Quiet me with Your perfect, pure love and help me to rest in You, my Hope. “For Your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in Your faithfulness” (Psalm 26:3).