(Psalms 139:1-6) To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
(John 2:23-25) Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
You can successfully hide your innermost thoughts and feelings from many people and fool them from knowing what is really going on inside your heart. At times you can even fool yourself or at least convince yourself of something that you want to be true. You can pretend to be or to think or to feel something that you really don't and no none will question it. However, there is one from whom you can not hide anything, with whom you can not pretend, and whom you can not fool—ever!
The Lord knows you. He knows what you are thinking and what you are feeling. He knows your intentions and He knows your motivations in every action, word, and thought that you do or have. You can never fool God into believing something that is not true. This can be disturbing but it can also be comforting because the Lord knows you better even than you know yourself. That means when you don't know exactly what you think or feel about something, He does! To know that the one who is faithful and loving and without error or sin, knows you better than you know yourself is something in which you can and should take great comfort and confidence.
Today, know that the Lord knows you and that He knows everything you think and feel and every motivation for every action you ever take. Ask Him to reveal to you the things about yourself that you do not know or are not sure of and ask Him to lead you and guide you through the knowledge He has of you.
Questions For Discussion
- How can God know you better than you know yourself?
- Why would you ever want to make others believe something different about what's going on inside of you?
- How can knowing that the Lord knows you better than you know yourself be comforting?