There is no one in this world who knows EVERYTHING about me
Reference: for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness. (Psalm 26:3 NIV)
Explore: The other day I was considering the friends and family whom I am closest to. I don’t have a large circle of people that I feel comfortable to talk to, but those I do are very special to me.
I realised, that no matter how incredibly special someone may be to me, there is no one in this world who knows EVERYTHING about me. My childhood friend knows a great deal about my upbringing, but not as much about my current situation. My husband knows pretty much everything about me today, but doesn’t know as much about my childhood. Even my wonderful, loving family, who have been there through thick and thin, don’t know all the workings of my mind.
No matter how close you are to someone, you still have your thoughts to yourself.
The great comfort I have in being in relationship with God is that He truly does know EVERYTHING about me. In fact, He probably has a better understanding of me than I do myself!
I find when I am in times of great emotional pain I am able to just BE in God’s presence, as I know He understands me without even having to utter a word. He is my comfort when I separate myself from those who love me.
Application: The Psalms are a great place to start reading when you want to hear how others have sought comfort from God. Even through all the turmoil the writers go through, they come to a place of peace in God.
We can wear many hats and put on many faces for the people in our lives, however, God sees through all these things and listens to our hearts. We don’t have to fear Him as He comes to bring love rather than judgement.
I love having confidants in my life, but I know that no matter what I’m going through, I can always rely on the love and understanding of God.
Prayer: Lord God, I have great peace knowing that You can hear my heart. When I don’t have the words to express my feelings, search my inmost being and remind me of Your love and understanding. Amen.
Who is someone you would consider a confidant?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.