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Over Me

This is written in the first person so you can read it as a proclamation and prayer for yourself.

God is sovereign over every detail of my life; He reads my thoughts and He knows my emotions—my joys and sufferings are no mystery to Him. My past, present, and future are all perfectly laid out before Him for they are a part of His sovereign plan. He knows where I’ve been, and He sees where I’m going; there is nowhere I can venture that His love will not surely follow. There is no sin I can commit that His grace cannot cover. There is no action I can take or word I can speak that His mercy cannot redeem and turn into something for my good.

God is familiar with all my ways. He knows both my favorable choices and my poor, and He loves me despite it all. He loves me so much that He offers to lead me forward in His way everlasting. From the initial beat of my heart and the very first breath I took, to my final pulse and my very last gasp, the Lord is sovereign over every step in-between.

You O God, are sovereign over me.

“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

Psalm 139:1-16, “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways . Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Knowing that the Lord is sovereign over my life gave me the courage to hop in the back of this pickup truck and speed through the Arabian desert with carefree abandon.


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