My name is Mica Irick. Sean and I have been married for 4 years, and I am a stay at home mama to our 2 beautiful children; Kenzie (3yr) and Kollin (1yr). We’ve lived in Celina for 5 years and have called Lighthouse our home for the past 2 years.
To me, this is a psalm of hope and love. A beacon of light in the dark. God gave me this at a time I needed to hear it most. It really touched my heart and my life and made me see things differently. Most of us have had our moments (or seasons) of insecurities like self-doubt, worthiness, feeling loved, acceptance, etc. This Psalm is a great reminder that God knows us, truly knows us, and loves us. God knows everything about us, even the number of hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30), and He accepts and loves us for exactly who He made us to be. Verses 17-18 say it beautifully, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” Through His love and strength, we need to learn to have the same love and respect for ourselves as He has for us. God’s spirit is always with us, ready to guide us and willing to work within us. We can never escape His spirit, which is great because this means no matter what, we are never far from His presence and His love. Verses 11-12 really touched me because I’ve been in that place before, hiding in the dark, even from God, and thank the Lord He found me! “I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night - but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.” I would also recommend reading Romans 8:35-39.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your relentless love and grace. There is nowhere I can go where you won’t find me. For your light will cut through the dark and bring me home. I pray I always feel your warmth and your loving embrace and peace in my heart knowing you are always with me no matter what trials I may face. Lord, I pray you continue to open my heart and work within. Search my heart and my thoughts to reveal my sin so I may repent and lean into you and continue along the path of everlasting life.
Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 6:21 AM CDT