How Well Does Anyone Really Know You?
How well does anyone really know you? Is there someone in your life who has a good grasp of who you are? It is your Spouse, a girlfriend, your sibling, a parent or a co-worker?
I’m not talking about someone who simply sees the surface stuff, but deep down, who knows your heart?
When we moved to Round Rock, I discovered one of the things I missed most about leaving my friends in Huntsville, was being known. I missed the relationships that had gone past the niceties and dove into the deeper things. I missed girlfriends who I didn’t have to explain why I did or thought as I did.
Everyone wants to be known by someone.
Besides my girlfriends, my husband is probably the person that knows me best. Note, I say he understands me best but he probably knows the most about me. He knows my favorite activities, my favorite foods, the books I enjoy. He knows what I’m thinking in particular situations without me having to say anything and I him. We know each other. I can tell how he’s feeling emotionally simply by looking at the set of his jaw. I know him.
Psalm 139 is my favorite chapter of the Bible. In it we find comfort in a God who knows us more intimately than anyone else. Even better than we know ourselves.
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, Lord, know it completely.
God knows everything—when you sit, stand, drive, take a nap, and even when you goof off. He knows what you are going to say before it is said, and the motive or attitude that goes with it.
If we weren’t talking about God, I might think such knowledge was a bit creepy. However, because we are talking about our Creator and Rescuer, it isn’t creepy but comforting–even overwhelming.
The God of the Universe, busy with healing the sick, calming stormy seas and feeding the hungry, is intimately invested in each of us.
God is all-knowing. Sometimes we use the term “omniscient” to describe the vastness of God’s knowledge toward us and everything else.
God digs into your life at every level to know the intricate details of your comings and goings. I don’t even know all the complicated details of my life–but God does.
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Nothing confuses, surprises or bewilders God. His knowledge is perfect, eternal and complete.
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Question: In what area of your life do you need to be reminded of the omniscience of God? Are you comforted or creeped out when you think of God knowing everything about you?
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In a similar vein, Psalm 33:13-15 says God looks down from heaven and sees all of us, that He makes hearts one by one and understands what we do. That comforts me, because the people who get me, never mind those who love me for who I am and not in spite of it, are scattered geographically and that list feels shorter than it is sometimes.