In Hebrews Chapter 4, verse 12, it says: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. [NIV Bible]
God knows your inner life, and He understands things about you that other people can’t. Your inner life is your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, opinions, preferences, personality…
The real you lies inside, a place that you know and God knows. For this to be honest and complete, I have to say that God knows us better than we know ourselves. It’s just true, and there’s no denying it.
There are things that all of us don’t know or understand about ourselves. There are things we’ve forgotten, feelings we can’t explain. God knows our motives and intentions. Our true motives can be concealed from other people, sometimes deliberately, and sometimes we don’t even know what truly motivates us, but God knows.
There are times when I’m embarrassed by my own thoughts, because I know God hears them. When I look back at what’s been in my mind over the years, it isn’t pretty. Other people would surely judge me if they knew all of my thoughts, my sometimes less than stellar motives, my dishonesty, my manipulations…I am guilty of all of the above.
The same things that would cause me to be rejected and judged by other people are forgiven by God. I’m not absolved of my personal responsibilities, instead, God helps me see what I can change, and then He helps me do it.
Being known so completely by God gives me hope because I know that He still loves me even though He knows it all.