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.
In this particular part of Psalm 139 God shouts to us that He pursues us. “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, you’re there.” You’re there and your hand guides me. Darkness cannot hide me. There is nothing that can keep God from pursuing you.
I love those verses when He says, “I will be there. I am there. I am there.” Listen to that carefully. God wants us to understand that He is pursuing us. It’s us who shut Him away. It’s us who keep Him out of our lives. It’s us who take over His rightful place in our lives. “I pursue you,” says the Lord. For some of you, that has to feel good. It has to feel good that the Lord desires you. I sense there are people who read this blog who feel rejected, inadequate, not valuable. God says, “Not true. You need to understand that you cannot flee my presence. I desire you. I pursue you.”