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Who's Thinking About You?

Read Psalm 40:9-17

A little boy asked his father, "Dad, what does God think about?" Now that is a profound question. After all, if God knows everything--past, present and future--what does He have to think about? According to verse 17, He thinks about you and me. "But I am poor and needy," David said, "yet the Lord thinks upon me."


God thinks about us personally. He doesn't have to be told about us. He doesn't have to send a committee of angels to investigate our feelings, problems, frustrations or needs. God knows us personally, and He knows our names. It always encourages me to read in the Bible that God calls His people by name. He knows us better than our closest friends or loved ones do. He knows our needs and what's bothering us today.


God thinks about us lovingly. He doesn't think thoughts of evil about us. He is not a policeman looking to arrest us. No, our Father in heaven thinks about us lovingly, the way a father and a mother think about their children.


God thinks about us wisely. He has a perfect plan for our lives. David said, "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me" (Ps. 138:8). He'll do that today. We don't see all the pieces and how they fit together, but our Father does, and that's all that matters.


Nothing is hidden from the eyes of God. Being out of His will can be a great source of conviction and fear. He knows where your sin will lead you. So walk with the Lord. Say, "Thank You, Father, for thinking about me. I'm going to think about You."


God knows you intimately. He knows not only your name but your every need. He knows what is best for you and always does what is right. You are always on God's mind. Is He on your mind? Determine to know Him more intimately.


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