You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. (Psalm 139:2)

Did you know that the moon is spinning around us at nearly 2,300 miles an hour. Our Earth is spinning around the sun at 66,000 miles an hour. Our sun is one of 200 billion other stars and trillions more planets are in our galaxy. The universe is astonishingly grand. Whenever I read anything like these facts I am overwhelmed and generally mind blown. I truly have a hard time wrapping my head around these facts.
However, the next thing that comes to my mind is the truth that in the midst of all of this astounding universe and this vastness is our little Earth, which is no bigger than a pebble in comparison, and even more our individual lives, no greater than a grain of sand on the shores of the universe. Yet according to Scripture, the God of the galaxies pays attention to each microscopic one of us in intimate detail. He saw us before we existed (Psalm 139:13–16); He watches us as we go about our days and listens for our every thought (vs. 1–6).
When King David wrote Psalm 139, he was amid a crisis (vs. 19–20). And when Jesus said God counts each hair on our heads (Matthew 10:30), He knew that we were still far off in sin. Biblical talk of God’s caring attention isn’t a childish wish. It is truth. The One who keeps the galaxies spinning knows us intimately. The one who oversees the universe sees every detail of our lives. The next time you find yourself overwhelmed by the circumstances of this life, remember these truths, know that the God who controls it all is fully aware of your needs and more than capable to handle anything we may have to face. Today take a moment to read Psalm 139:1- 18 and just take time to praise Him for all it reveals about us and Him. This might be all it takes to help us get through the worst of times.
In His Service,
Eric Barnes