God Knows You; Is That Disturbing or Comforting?
By Rick Warren
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” (Jeremiah 29:11 The Message).
Accepting the truth that God knows everything in your life can either be very disturbing or very comforting. It depends on your relationship with him and whether or not you’re trying to fool him.
Have you been acting as if God were totally unaware of your life in any of these five areas?
- God knows your faults and failures, but he still loves you unconditionally.
- God knows your feelings and frustrations, and he sees your hurt more than anyone else can.
- God knows your future, so he can tell what you need to know.
- God knows your fears, and he wants you to hand your worries over to him.
- God knows your faithfulness because he sees every good thing you do.
The fact that God knows everything is a tremendous motivator for me to live a godly life. I realize that nothing in my life is done in secret, nothing I face will hinder his ability to help me, nothing that is to come will catch him by surprise, nothing I fear will be too big for his strength, and nothing I do in his name is ever done in vain.
God says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” (Jeremiah 29:11 The Message).
Talk It Over
In which of these five areas have you been acting like God is unaware of you?
How would embracing each of those five truths make a difference in your life?
What motivates you to live a godly life?
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