“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Psalm 139 begins with King David’s pronouncement that nothing in our lives escapes God’s sight, and to be honest, the thought terrifies him. He wants to run away and hide but he realizes there is nowhere he could go to get away from God’s piercing vision. By the end of this poem though King David’s trust in God has been strengthened. He is convinced that God’s blazing eyes are tempered by His amazing grace. In the final lines, King David actually invites God to search his heart to show him any sin, and to change his life.
The transformation is remarkable from wanting to run from God to inviting Him to look into every crevice and dark spot in King David’s heart. King David became convinced that God loved him and wanted the best for him and in fact, God had called him to be His partner in taking His message to the whole world. God’s love and the honor of representing Him gave King David a fresh desire for God to purify his life so that nothing would get in the way.
God has a beautiful plan for our lives and He wants to lead us to the way everlasting and to establish us and make us immovable as He.