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LORD, You Know All About It

November 20, 2019

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LORD,  You Know All About It

Sometimes,  in the middle of a conversation,  where we’re explaining something important,  we come to the realization  that our listener  doesn’t really have a clue  about what was said.      Maybe he had his mind  on something else.      Maybe he was in a hurry  to do something else.      Maybe the explanation wasn’t clear enough.      Maybe he just doesn’t care  about what we have to say.      There are all sorts of  “maybe’s”.

In this world,  people come from all sorts of different mind-sets  and backgrounds,  so they might perceive things differently.      The people we talk to can be influenced  by overwhelming disturbances  in their own lives  that distract them  and affect their ability  to think clearly.      In other words,  we are all weak human beings,  who often lack understanding,  or even the ability  to always care.

But,  God is different.

God never lacks understanding.      And,  better yet,  God always cares.

This is a good thing,  because God’s understanding  goes way far beyond  our ability  to know and understand ourselves.      We can think we know  what’s going on  in our lives  —  but,  God knows far more about it,  and He knows  the truth about every little detail.      We usually have  distorted views  of our own lives  and needs.

As King David faced  the messes  in his life,  and needed to be understood,  he knew God  was the one and only One,  who truly understood.      David sang  in Psalm 139:1-4,

LORD,  You have searched me  and You  know me;
You know  when I sit down  and when I get up;
You understand  from far away  what I think.
You watch me  when I travel  and when I lie down
and know intimately  all my ways.
Before there’s a word  on my tongue,
LORD,  You know  all about it.

God knows  every prayer we want to express,  but just don’t seem to have  the words for it.      God understands  what we think,  how we got to thinking it,  and every circumstance,  and even misperception,  that influenced our thinking.      That’s a lot to know about,  understand,  and  truly care about.

Psalm 139  was written  so that we would realize  the intimacy  of God’s knowledge  and love for us.      We are never alone  —  and  we are never unloved.      We can depend  on our Savior  to always be with us  and guide us,  no matter how  our feelings and misunderstandings  want to perceive  the truth of the matter.

And,  God  gets down  to the nitty-gritty  of our utmost need.      We certainly need help  and understanding  from day to day  in all sorts of circumstances,  but far above that,  we need a Savior,  who understands our sins  and loves us anyway.      We need a Savior,  who is able  and willing,  to cleanse us  from all our sins  and work in our lives  to make us fit  for heaven  by faith.      We know  we have that Savior  in Jesus Christ.      As we go to Him  in prayer,  He really does understand  and care  about everything  in our lives  before  we can say a word  about it.

Knowing that,  our prayers are filled  with praises  for God’s faithfulness  throughout our lives,  and we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  no one else  can understand  and care  the way You  understand and care.      Thank You  for Your faithfulness,  forgiveness,  and love  in guiding us  through this life.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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