The heavens, the skies, the mountains, the deep—checkmate!

God’s got you covered! From the summit of Mt. Everest to the Challenger Deep at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, God’s love can find you.

At least that is what the psalms say. When the book of Psalms describes God’s love and faithfulness it uses expansive language such as: farther than the east is from the west, higher than the highest heavens, etc. and that is absolutely amazing. There is nowhere that you and I can go on our planet or in life that is beyond the scope of God’s love.

According to King David in Psalm 139, God can find you in heaven or the pits or even in the dark. He can find you on this side of the ocean or on the other side of the earth. Indeed, David cried out, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Everywhere he turned, he ran into God. He said, “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”

You and I need to be reminded of this. We need to know that God never gets frightened and He never loses heart. He already went to the grave for us and came out on the other side. We need to know this when times are good so that we don’t forget about God, and we need to know it when times are bad so we don’t think He has forgotten about us.

It’s a checkmate, really. There is nowhere we can go. No move is safe. God’s love is everywhere, and even if we can’t see it today, He promises us that we eventually will. Let’s trust this. Let’s rest in this. And let’s be His agents that carry this power to others who need to hear and know it too.

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