“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (v7). The psalmist took great comfort in the fact that God knew him intimately (v1) and was with him everywhere. God’s active, loving presence in his life did not depend on the psalmist’s own wisdom or knowledge; wherever he went and whatever happened, “even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” (v7). The God who formed us in our mother’s womb (v13) won’t abandon us.
“Search me O God, and know my thoughts!” (v23). As we deliberately invite the Lord to shape our hearts and minds, He leads us forward in His good paths (v24).