The One Who Knows Our Story
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”1
Many of us have that friend who we can share anything with, and they love us just as we are. These friends may be few and far between, but when they come into our lives, we can’t help but live in gratitude for this great gift. My husband is one of these friends for me. I thank God for him every day, and never take for granted the fact that I have a “live in” friend! He knows my habits, quirks, my good days, and my bad days, and chooses to love everything about me, even when I don’t love them myself. Although he and I know each other so well after many years of marriage, there is no way we can know every detail about each other’s past, present, and future. There is only One who knows us so intimately.
God knows every part of our story! The seen and unseen. While there are parts of our story that we may be hesitant to share with those closest to us for whatever reason, we can freely express our most intimate thoughts to God and know that He cares. He is the only One who can take the ugly parts of our story and rewrite it for His glory. Perhaps there were times that we wandered from Him, or have been unkind or judgmental of the people he has brought into our lives. Whatever the case, our transparency with God is what will bring healing and deepen our relationship with Him.
We can come to God with our worries, anxiety, confusion, temptations, and trials. It is when we fully surrender it all to God that we can experience the friendship he so deeply desires with us. I encourage you to be honest with God today, share what’s on your heart with no filter, and allow God to lead you.
Suggested prayer: Dear God, thank you for the friends (whoever that may be for us) that you have placed in my life who love and support me through thick and thin. Friends like this are hard to find, so please help me never take this blessing for granted. Thank you, Jesus, for being my truest friend and for loving me despite the good, the bad, and the ugly in my story. Please take that which doesn’t please you and turn it into something new for your glory. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1. Psalms 139:23-24.
Today’s Encounter was written by: Crystal B.
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