“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! IF I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.” Psalm 139:17-18
Have you ever pondered on how often the Lord thinks of you? What a blessing and a comfort to know that in all God’s vast creation, He personally thinks of us. There are many places where we are just a number or another face, but not with God. We matter to Him.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of that. We matter to the God of the universe. We matter in personal, intimate way.
If you have ever tried to count the sand, try scooping up a cup and count it. The Bible says that God thinks of us more than there is sand. More than the sand is innumerable. How precious we must be to Him.
What does He think when He thinks of us? If we read the rest of the Psalm, we can find out. We see that we can’t hide from God. He is everywhere. We find that He searches our hearts and knows all things in it. He knows our deepest thoughts, all our ways, everything that we say or don’t say, but want to say. Everything we feel, our emotions, and our affections.
Fear not and don’t be ashamed. For those who are born again, we can find great comfort in knowing that He knows us so intimately. It means that He will continue His work in our hearts until every corner has been transformed.
Do you want to be more like Jesus? As the Psalmist says, His thoughts of you are precious. Don’t be afraid of what the Lord may dig up in your heart. He won’t show you everything all at once. You can rest assured that whatever He reveals to you about yourself, He has the power to transform it.