S.O.A.P. – “Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer”
O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! Psalm 139:1–6 NLT
God knows everything about us.
Psalm 139 reminds us that God know us, our past, our future, our confusion, our apathy, our low self-image, and our weaknesses. He knows everything about us (which in all honesty can be a little scary), but He loves us anyway!
David had been a LOT of places…some enjoyable and some terrifying…yet he had come to realize that God was always with him, no matter what. When have you been tempted to wonder if God is still there for you?
When you hear that God sees everything and is with you always, does that comfort or bother you? Why?
Do you believe that God has your best in mind, even though he may not relieve your difficulty?
“You place your hand of blessing on my head” – how have you watched God’s hand of blessing in your life?
Consider praying the Scripture (Psalm 139:1-6) as your personal prayer to God. If there is something in the Scripture that you genuinely do not feel or believe, talk to God about it! He is a good Father, capable of loving you and guiding you through your doubts, worries, and fears.