God Knows It All
“O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. 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 know it completely, O Lord.”
— Psalm 139:1-4 (NIV)
If we need to wear a mask around anyone, we might think we need to hide from God! That’s what Adam and Eve did when they sinned in the Garden and wore fig leaves to hide their nakedness.
The paradox of the Christian faith is that God knows every detail about us, even our deepest thoughts, and He loves us still. We can’t hide from Him — a paradoxical fact that can be deeply comforting yet terribly threatening.
King David knew both sides of the omniscience of God: He knows everything about us.
Does God know our hidden feelings? Yes.
Does He know our selfish thoughts? Certainly.
Does He know our deepest and most sinister desires? Of course.
God knows it all. Nothing is hidden from His sight.
But He is quick to forgive and abounds in love for us. He doesn’t wink at our sin. He forgives it. He doesn’t make excuses for our selfishness. He sent Jesus to pay the price for it.
Because of grace, we can be fully, totally, and completely honest with God about every sin in our lives. The Cross is the promise that God won’t condemn us. If we had to earn God’s approval, we’d be in deep trouble because we can’t meet His standard of holiness. But Jesus did, and Jesus does.
When we receive the forgiveness offered in the sacrifice of Christ’s death on the Cross, God puts all our sin on Jesus and puts all of His righteousness on us. It’s the greatest exchange of grace in the history of the universe!
(Excerpted from Take The Lid Off by Smokie Norful, copyright W. Ray Norful Jr.)
Dear Heavenly Father, You know me. I confess every secret and presumptuous sin in me. I confess my inner fears and worries to you. Purge me completely of every sin, fear, anxieties, and worries. Fill me with your overcoming faith, unspeakable joy, and relentless hope. I am made righteous through Christ. I am blessed and full of grace now and forever more. In Jesus Name. Amen.