YOUR WORDS ARE NOT HIDDEN FROM GOD

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“Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” (Psalm 139:4 NIV)

God knows every word on your tongue before you do.  He knows what you say in secret to a friend.  He knows what you say in public for all to hear.  He knows what you posted on social media yesterday.  God knows everything about you:

“Lord, you have examined me and know all about me. You know when I sit down and when I get up.  You know my thoughts before I think them.  You know where I go and where I lie down.  You know everything I do.”  (Psalm 139:1-3 NCV)

God knows everything about you.

When we understand we can’t hide from God, we find freedom.  God loves you just the way you are.  He already knows everything about you.  The one thing you’re terrified someone will find out, God already knows.  He knows and He loves you:

We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 NIV)

Have you ever thought no one noticed you, only to realize someone is watching you?  I remember when I was in elementary school.  I was sitting in a corner at the back of the school bus.  I was amusing myself by frosting the window with my breath.  I didn’t realize all the kids around me were watching and laughing.  That happened over 40 years ago, the feeling of humiliation I felt has not left me. I remember feeling exposed, vulnerable and stupid.  Realizing God knows everything we do can evoke similar feelings.

I have times in my life I wish God didn’t know about.  I have made stupid decisions.  I have done stupid things.  I’ve harmed myself more than anyone has ever harmed me.  Even now, as hard as I chase after God daily, I still make stupid decisions and do stupid things.  But I no longer feel the way I felt that day on the bus.  I understand God’s deep love for me.  I realize, even in the moments where I think I’m stupid, God uses them to the good:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)

The freedom we find in accepting God knows everything about us is love.  We realize God loves us because He created us.  He created each of us to live the lives we’re living, for a special purpose.  I don’t know what your specific purpose is on earth, but I know you have one.  We all do.  God’s not ashamed of you.  He knows everything about you, and He loves you.

God knows the words you’re going to say before you say them.  And that’s OK.

Question of the Day:

Is accepting God knows everything about you easy or hard for you?

Further Reading:  2 Kings 1:1-2:25 NIV,Acts 13:42-14:7 NIV, Psalm 139:1-24 NIV, Proverbs 17:19-21 NIV

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