Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
He was not sure if he was ready for this remote responsibility. Jacob thought he wanted to be a navy man, but it had only been two weeks in the open sea, and he felt more alone than ever before. The swells of the sea kept him awake most nights, and when he walked out on the deck, the world felt enormously empty. No land in sight. No boats in sight. Just black, vast skies that on most occasions appeared to be winking at him. Had he made the right decision? Was he as alone as it appeared?
Conceivably you have not been stationed on a metal island, but odds are you still know what it is like to feel isolated. Your closest friends may not always be around you, and loneliness can creep in even amidst a room full of people. God promises to always be with you.
God’s Spirit Infiltrates | Psalm 139:7-9 | God is omnipresent. Omnipresent means that God is exempt from the limitations of space. Jeremiah 23:23-24 says, “Am I a God at hand and not a God afar off? Can any hide in secret places that I shall not see him? Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.” The Psalmist understood that there was nowhere he could go running from God. On the flip side, when we desire God to be near, there is nowhere we could go without Him. His presence is continual with us because He wants to walk with us and guide us.
God’s Spirit Indicates | Psalm 139:10 | It is a guarantee knowing that God’s plan is the very best. Proverbs 3:5-6 encourage believers to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” As Christians, our lives are confidently guided by the Spirit. Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The Lord orders the steps of a good man: and he delighteth in his way. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” God’s hand is always at work, guiding and upholding believers in Jesus Christ.
God’s Spirit Illuminates | Psalm 139:11-12 | For whatever reason, darkness has a way of making things a little creepy. A once illuminated room can take on an entirely different demeanor whenever the lights are turned off. This is certainly true of our lives as well. Whenever we feel overcome by darkness or fear an unknown situation, God promises to illuminate our darkness. 1 John 1:5 states, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” God brings light to our situation through His word. God’s word provides all the truth we need for any dark situation that we might find ourselves in. (Psalm 119:105).
The next time you find yourself feeling alone, like Jacob, remember that God is present. He is right there waiting for you to call out to Him so that He can shine His light on your situation. He has all the answers to your darkest situation, and His answers are found in His true word, the Bible.
 Bible Study Tools https://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/omnipresence.html Accessed December 20, 2020.
 Warren W. Wiersbe, The Wiersbe Bible Commentary, The Complete Old Testament in One Volume (Colorado Springs, Colorado: David C. Cook, 2007), 1040.
How does it make you feel to know that God is not limited by space?
Where, in your life, are you needing God’s light to shine?
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