Mom’s Thoughts on Psalm 139

May 7, 2013 — 5 Comments
My mom never like having her picture taken and would rarely look directly into the camera. Here she is holding her miracle great granddaughter Claire.

My mom never like having her picture taken and would rarely look directly into the camera. Here she is holding her miracle great granddaughter Claire.

Today’s post is an excerpt taken from my mom’s journal. In an effort to be true to what she wrote, I have not edited a great deal in these excerpts. It is with great honor I share the insights and revelation she found as she walked with Jesus!                                                     *********************************************************************************************************

Psalm 139:16-18

16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

I think Psalm 139 was written, by its author with awe, as he came to realize the fact of God’s knowledge concerning him. And so it should be with each of us, if we stop, as he did, and reflect on the fact that God knew each day we would live, each trouble we would face and each joy we would experience throughout our lives.

Before I was born, He knew:

1.  My conception & birth

2.  My hard times during my school days

3.  My fiance’s death, 3 weeks before we were to be married

4.  My dad’s illness & early death

5.  My marriage

6.  Birth of each of my children. 2 sons and 2 daughters

7.  My son Danny’s early death at age 22

8.  Discovering the Bible and becoming saved

9.  Baptism of the Holy Spirit – when I really came to know Him personally!

10. My husband Jim’s illness – before, during and after

11. My retirement

12. My Bible Study friends who helped me grow in Christ

As I reflected on these events, one stood out to me…the day my fiance was killed. I was in my room at the rooming house where I lived. I was 21 at the time, our wedding date was only 3 weeks away and this man represented my future.

As I thought about that day, some of the sadness & aloneness I felt back then, came back; but not the feeling of fear & anger I felt towards God back then. NOW I know God so much more personally than I did. I know, of course, that God was there through all of it. And that He was taking care of me, even at that dark time.

I praise You Jesus, for you knew the days I would live, the heartaches I would face, and the joys I would experience. And You were with me even when I did not know You were there!

I love you, Jesus,


5 responses to Mom’s Thoughts on Psalm 139

  1. That was wonderful Cheri’! All I can say is that out of your mom’s pain a new life emerged and that included us and our wonderful family! Today, again, I chose us according to His grace that already chose us!

    • Thanks Don! I have to say, when I first read this entry I was blown away by the number of times she dealt with death. And that looking back over her life she could still see the good hand of our God watching over her!

  2. Thank you for sharing this. It touched my heart in a very profound way. Such a woma n of God your Mom was. I am starting a new journal and wll follow her format. M

  3. How precious to have your mother’s thoughts about God in her life. That is truly wonderful.

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