Search me O God

Psalms 139:23-24 says “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

David knew what it was to talk and pray to God. He prayed and praised God when things were going well. He prayed and cried out to God when things we not good or where his enemies were all around him.

In the above verses we see that David also wanted God to search his heart and his thoughts. He wanted to be right with God and asked if there was anything that he needed to sort out. He also wanted to be lead in the way everlasting.

Most of us, if we are honest have things hidden away in our hearts and in our thoughts that are not quite right. Things that we wouldn’t want anyone else to know or hear out loud. I know I have at times.

I think the key is to be like David in these times. We need to ask God to search our hearts and our thoughts. Ask Him to reveal any offensive ways. When He does we then need to confess them and ask for help to overcome. 

When we do this we walk in the way of the everlasting. The way God intends us to walk…closely with Him each and every day.


Dear God, like David I want you to search my heart and test my anxious thoughts. I pray if there is any offensive way in me, that you would show me. I want to confess and be right with You. With all my heart I want to walk with You in the way everlasting, Amen.