22 Jul God Knows Everything
God knows everything. How many times have we heard this? If you grew up going to church, it was probably a lot. And yet, growing up, I really didn’t think about that too much. “Yeah, God knows everything. Of course He knows me too. Cool. Now back to whatever I was thinking about before.” That’s about as far as those thoughts went.
But recently, I really started thinking about just how well He knows us. In Luke 12:7, Jesus says God has counted every hair on your head. Psalm 139 says that He knew us before we were even born and that He knows what we are going to say every minute of every day before even we do. He knows our thoughts, our motives, and our deepest desires. He calls us by our name, just like He did throughout the Bible. Psalm 147 says that He has counted every star and He has named every one of them. In Job it says that He numbers all of our steps. Matthew 6:8 says that He knows what we need before we even ask. Throughout the Bible, it says that He knows the things that absolutely no one else knows. He knows our past, He knows our present, and He knows our future.
That last one is really the one that got me. God knows who I am right now. He knows the thoughts that go through my head and my motives behind my actions. He knows when I’m being really nice to someone, and I secretly just want to wring their neck. He knows how much I roll my eyes at people out of frustration on a daily basis. He knows when I’m mentally screaming nasty things at people when I would never actually let those words leave my mouth. He knows just how awful I can be, even when no one else sees it. And it’s the fact that even when He sees those things, that He chose to willingly sacrifice His life for mine that is so overwhelming. Because even the best of us really and truly don’t deserve His love. We don’t deserve for Him to die for us. But He did it anyway. And He knew exactly who He was dying for.
“Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans: 5:7
That is the beauty of God’s love and mercy. He knows that we can never deserve it. He knows that no matter how hard we try on our own, we can’t remove the sin in our hearts. So instead, He stepped in before we were born and paid the ultimate price for us to be saved. Before we were even aware of our need for salvation, He made the way. All He asks is that we believe that, and follow Him. He wants us in our brokenness and in our sin, because we can never be our best without Him. If we wait until we are good enough to come to Him, we never will come to Him. We will always be sinful in our own power. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.” When we come to Christ and when we believe that He paid the price for us to be free from sin, we are able to be the people that God made us to be. We are able to become a new, free person because of Him.
So, have you turned to God? Have you accepted the gift that He is holding out to you? If you have, are you trusting in Christ and Christ alone to make you the person He made you to be? If not, what is holding you back? God is waiting for you with open arms. He knows your deepest secrets and pains and He loves you despite all of that. Trust in God to take your brokenness and sin and to make you new. It is only through Him that you will be free. He loves you so much, and He only wants what is best for you.
This week, I challenge you to really think about how well God knows you and to thank Him for His love. If you don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer that I wrote to help you:
Thank you for your gift. Thank you that you love me even though I don’t deserve it, and that you have made me free from my sin. I believe that you died so that I could be free from the sin I could never free myself from. I know that you love me and that you know me better than anyone else ever will. Help me to understand more and more just how well you know me and how much you love me. Please continue to make me more like you every day.