Surprises. They come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve had my share; haven’t you? A surprise birthday party. A phone call from the shop where I’d left my car for a simple oil change that begins, “Mr. Bowker, we’ve found something….” A $10 bill in the pocket of a coat I hadn’t worn in a long time. News of the passing of a loved one. From the very good to the very bad, life is full of them. I’m sure you know what I mean. One of the challenges of life is not knowing what tomorrow will hold, but one of the comforts of life is knowing that God does. Psalm 139:1-3 points that out to us, especially in verse 3 when it says, “Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” Nothing ever catches God by surprise; nothing ever finds Him off guard. He knows where we are, what we are going through, and what we need for that moment. Commenting on this verse, Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Thou art familiar with all I do; nothing is concealed from Thee, nor surprising to Thee, nor misunderstood by Thee. Our paths may be habitual or accidental, open or secret, but with them all the Most Holy One is well acquainted. This should fill us with awe, so that we sin not; with courage, so that we fear not; with delight, so that we mourn not.” Now that you’ve read what he said, why don’t you read it again? Then read it one more time and let it soak in. It’s powerful! What unexpected blessing have you experienced lately? Lift your heart in praise! What unforeseen difficulty is confronting you today? Rest in the fact that God is “acquainted with all your ways”!