'Search me, oh God, and know my thoughts!
Try me, and know my heart!’
What a heavy thing to ask of The Lord, and yet, even though the Psalmist already understood how he had been known by God since the womb, he continues to ask. How important it must be to understand this.
I learned recently about how a vinedresser works. He looks to every branch, feels down to the very core, and determines how to help it. He mends, tunes, and refines until the branch can be fully alive.
We are not yet fully alive. We need the Vinedresser to refine us constantly… To know our hearts. And we need to know that he needs to do those things.
For He loves us.
“Wonderful are Your works,
My soul knows it very well.”