Psalm 38:9: Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

Experiencing Jesus in the Psalms

Unuttered, yet perceived. Blessed be God, he reads the longings of our hearts; nothing can be hidden from him; what we cannot tell to him he perfectly understands. The psalmist is conscious that he has not exaggerated, and therefore appeals to heaven for a confirmation of his words. The good Physician understands the symptoms of our disease and sees the hidden evil which they reveal; hence our case is safe in his hands. And my groaning is not hid from thee. Sorrow and anguish hide themselves from the observation of man, but God spies them out. None more lonely than the broken-hearted sinner, he has the Lord for his companion. 1

Living the Transformed Life

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:2

  • Do you desire God more than you desire the latest social media updates?
  • Do you desire God more than you desire an extra 15 minutes of sleep, or instead of awakening to a quiet time with Him?
  • Do you desire God more than you desire to be right, instead of surrendering everything (even the injustices) to Him?

What is unseen by most, is absolutely known by Him. – TWEET IT

Praise and Prayer

Thank You, Father, for always knowing everything and yet never rejecting me. Dear Jesus, please help me, to hunger and thirst for you alone.

1. Spurgeon, C. H. (1993). Psalms (p. 155). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

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Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at