Today was a really bad day. For details see my other blog. But in summary both of our cars went kaput within a couple of hours of each other for unrelated reasons. This hit us pretty hard, and will end up with us having only one vehicle. We also very much believe that this was no coincidence, but was Satan's attack.
All of this got me really down, as I struggled with the frustrations. My wife, son and I prayed, seeking God's guidance and protection. Then my son brought in his Bible. This week he had been in vacation Bible school, where the theme was Psalms 139. He didn't remember all of it, so we read it aloud together.
It was pretty profound to me, and really showed me something about God. No matter what we do, where we are, or what's going on, He knows and He's right there with us. It's such a simple truth, but one that we often forget. I've read this Psalm several times before, but hadn't remembered exactly which one it was. Reading the words I became teary-eyed, realizing that through all of this God is there. God was there before it happened and knew it was going to happen. He knew about all of this before I was ever born!
When you need some encouragement, and need to remember where God is, read Psalms 139.