Psalm 139:5 (VOICE) You have surrounded me on every side, behind me and before me, and You have placed Your hand gently on my shoulder.
Beloved, I have cloaked you in My love, for you are worth taking care of. And just as I take care of you, I encourage you to take care of yourself – you are well worth the effort. I see you, and I see beauty. I see you, and I see someone precious to Me.
Just as you would no sooner leave an expensive convertible outside with the top down in the rain and snow left to rust and decay, neither should you neglect yourself. You are worth cosseting. You are worth protecting, worth covering, worth taking care of. See yourself as worthy, beloved, and never doubt that you are.
Psalm 139:1-7, 13-18 (VOICE) O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am; You even know the small details like when I take a seat and when I stand up again. Even when I am far away, You know what I’m thinking. You observe my wanderings and my sleeping, my waking and my dreaming, and You know everything I do in more detail than even I know. You know what I’m going to say long before I say it. It is true, Eternal One, that You know everything and everyone. You have surrounded me on every side, behind me and before me, and You have placed Your hand gently on my shoulder. It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out; the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it. Can I go anywhere apart from Your Spirit? Is there anywhere I can go to escape Your watchful presence? For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath. I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul. You see all things; nothing about me was hidden from You As I took shape in secret, carefully crafted in the heart of the earth before I was born from its womb. You see all things; You saw me growing, changing in my mother’s womb; Every detail of my life was already written in Your book; You established the length of my life before I ever tasted the sweetness of it. Your thoughts and plans are treasures to me, O God! I cherish each and every one of them! How grand in scope! How many in number! If I could count each one of them, they would be more than all the grains of sand on earth. Their number is inconceivable! Even when I wake up, I am still near to You.