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where can i go?

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, you right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:7-10


Encompassed in silence, and we perceive that there is no end to the night, we often assume that God has abandoned us. In these moments we are quick to believe that we have gone too far, or that where we are God won’t go.

But…there is no out-running, out-pacing, out-doing God. Wherever he leads us, we can be confident that he has already gone before, and is present. His presence is continuous. His presence is definite. His guidance and oversight are sure.

Even in those moments when it seems there is cloud coverage creating a barrier between heaven and earth, God is still very much with us.

“…you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5

From conception God’s fingerprint was pressed into each one of us. He has laid his hand upon us. He has ordained and set apart each day and each experience of our lives. We are not accidental. We are not an afterthought. We were created in the very image of God. And he has laid his hand upon us.

Woven in and out with great detail before our eyes blinked open for the very first time.

With such care and such consideration were God’s plans formulated. Not one hair on our heads unaccounted for. And not one second of our lives misjudged or misled.

Where you are is no accident, just as your very life is no accident.

Where can we go?

In the depths, we hold onto the eternal, unchanging and holy God. He is true, he is constant and he is faithful.

In the heavens, we cling to the God who transcends time and space, and find refuge in his mercy and grace.

On the far side of the sea, he is our guide, our lead, the light illuminating our path. And when our feet step on a path they have never walked before, and when we wonder if this is too far, can I really go this distance, even there…yes, even there

“…Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”

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One Response to “where can i go?”

  1. Judy Hayburn says:

    Beautiful, Amy.

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