The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.
What is it about this passage that brings me such peace?
Every time I read it, I literally breathe it in and by the time I exhale, all of my anxiety and fears have melted away.
You try it. Breathe it in, and see what happens:
Psalm 33:13-15: “The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.”
Oh, how I love this passage! It popped for me the other day, and I’ve had it open on my desktop ever since.
The thought of the Lord Himself–the Creator of the universe–loving us enough to watch every one of us, collectively and individually, as we go about our daily lives. Can you imagine? God knows each of us so well that He understands everything we do, and loves us anyway.
I don’t know what it is about this particular passage, Lord, but all I can do is thank You for making what You do so clear: that You are looking down from heaven–right now and always–seeing every one of us…the whole human race. Watching us, loving us, while still giving us the freedom to either go our own way or to fall into Your arms and experience the whoosh of peace that You offer.
That’s what I’m doing today, Father–just resting in Your arms. At peace with everything that’s gone before and whatever lies ahead. And I pray for the others You are watching who haven’t experienced it yet– this wonderful sense of peace that comes only from You. Please nudge them a little closer today–away from all the anxiety of this world and right into Your loving arms.
Wow. I had no intention of ending up here today, Lord. But I pray all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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