Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:7-10
Ever seen a two-year-old play hide-and-seek? She will find the most brilliant of hiding places in the same room as you, tucked down by the side of the couch or inside the closet. All the while, she's giggling at the fun of the game, not quiet in the least. To further add to her invisibility, she'll cover her eyes. As you know, if she can't see you, you can't see her, right?
Psalm 139 has long been one of my favorite passage of the Bible, not just these verses, although I like these in particular. I get this mental picture of a child playing hide-and-seek with a grown-up; while she thinks she has hidden herself completely from her finder, she leaves dead giveaways to her location.
Whether we are actively trying to hide from God, or just feel like He is far away, this psalm reminds us that there is no where we can go that God won't follow. No situation we're in or no location we have traveled to that God isn't there right by our side. Whether we feel like we are on the path He has chosen for our lives or completely off track, He is right there holding onto us, both in the depths and heights of our lives.
We are never alone.