Daily Inspiration


June 6, 2023

“You have searched me, Lord, and You know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.  You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

Psalm 139: 6



Sadly, a famous Icon to Canadian music, Gordon Lightfoot, passed way leaving a library of songs that we can enjoy over and over.

One of my favourites is “If You Could Read My Mind”, the lyrics coming from the depths of intense pain when his marriage to his first wife Brita was falling apart.

The first verse goes like this:

“If you could read my mind, love

What a tale my thoughts could tell

Just like an old time move

‘Bout a ghost from a wishing well

In a castle dark or a fortress strong

With chains upon my feet

You that that ghost in me

And I will never be set free

As long as I’m a ghost, you can’t see.”


No one can read your mind but we all pretend that we can. Sometimes I ask my wife to read my mind as my intentions can be misunderstood but no matter how much she loves me, she just can’t do it so, sigh, I have to verbally communicate my feelings with her.

God, on the other hand, not only can read your mind, He also knows your thoughts before they have formed in your mind.  He knows you intimately having formed you in your mother’s womb. And for those who are in Christ, there is no condemnation so though He knows what you’re thinking, He doesn’t hold it against you.  He works in you to make you more like His Son Jesus every day.

Be as sensitive as David when he penned these humbling words.  “Search me, 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.” Psalm 139:23-24  DF