Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. ~ Psalm 119:109
Interesting statement by David. Especially so, when we remember that it was human breath that delivered the words that are God breathed -- inspired -- Scripture. God was alive in David.
David's primary audience was his God, and he speaks with Him as one who wanted to preserve a sacred trust. Taking his life in his own hands was not the same as taking his life out of God's hands. Explaining was not necessary for God's benefit -- it was for David's. It's a beautiful picture -- David certainly knew, in a "theological" sense, that God was aware of his every action and the intentions that motivated them. But David's relationship with God was far more than cerebral. His communion with God was personal, soulful, spiritual, and deep. A loving trust bound them together -- It was Life the way Life was meant to be.
Like David, we have to constantly take ownership of our lives every single day. But we can do so without disregarding God, because what we do is guided by what we know, and what we know is gained through Who we know. The glue of our relationship with God is communion -- not explanation. A personal, soulful, spiritual, deep, and loving trust -- like the Life is meant to be.