"O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me."

Psalm 139:1-5

In knowing us fully, God cherishes us even in our brokenness and our frailty. Being hemmed in means that wherever we go, God will be right there.

It's not a boundary but an embrace.

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