You have searched me, LORD, 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, LORD, know it completely.
When my children were very small, they loved playing hide and seek with me. I loved seeing their little feet sticking out from behind a curtain or hear them giggling as I got close. They seemed to think if they couldn’t see me, then certainly I couldn’t see them. And now my little grandson Michael does the very same thing and I can’t help but laugh. He is so happy that he can hide from me.
Even though I can’t see the Lord, I know He can see me. And not just see my exterior but He sees my heart and mind. He knows the whole essence of who I am and I cannot hide anything at all from Him. He knows my thoughts before I speak them. And so, knowing this, it has helped my prayer life, my spiritual walk and the way I live my life.
My prayer life is honest. I tell the Lord absolutely everything. My walk is more consistent because I know He sees my steps. My lifestyle choices involve decisions I know He would want me to make. He may have billions of people to watch over, but I am aware I can never hide myself from Him.
Think about some ways you might be “hiding” from the Lord. Are you mentally covering your ears to what He has to say to you?
Father, thank You for loving me even though You know the real me more than anyone else does. I love you.
Trusting in Him,