No one know us like God the Father. We loosely use the phrase, "Oh, I know him/her/them", implying that we know someone's character. We deceive ourselves by thinking that we "know" one another. The Bible says that the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
The reality is we are masters at hiding, covering, masquerading, deceiving, and "perpetrating a fraud" with ourselves and with one another. We even endeavor to use these covering mechanisms and techniques with God. Yet, there is never a time in which God is not fully aware of what is going on in our minds and hearts. He knows the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Remember the woman with the alabaster box in Luke 7:37? She was so broken by her sin that she kneeled BEHIND Jesus as she washed his feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair as she kissed them and perfumed them with the oil from the alabaster box. (What a picture of complete humility and desperation for wholeness and healing!) Our alabaster box is our broken heart before the Lord. When we come to him in complete humility and honest transparency, like the woman with the alabaster box, He will not reject us or turn us away. He already knows our heart, He is simply waiting for us to cry out to Him.
What is causing pain in your heart today? What is weighing heavily on your mind? What is stirring in your soul that is bringing distress, fear, or worry? What tormenting secret are you carrying? Is guilt vexing you? What is it that you are afraid to talk about? Share it with the Lord today. He is waiting.
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