- God watched over me on my journey (139:3).
- God guided my words to be beautiful and useful (139:4).
- God heard my prayers and healed my friend (139:5).
The problem is Psalm 139 does not say God intervenes. The problem is not finding examples to support the notion of God intervening, but the counter-examples that undermine personal intimacy with God. The psalmist says, “You search out my path.” Yet, on Christmas Eve, 2017, in Lillington, NC, a Christmas tree caught fire in the home of Ed and Sarah Beddingfield. Ed is the pastor of nearby Memorial Baptist Church. They had just returned home when the fire started and Sarah was unable to escape the flames. She died. “You search out my path.” Why mine? Why not Sarah Beddingfield?