Jesus Knows and Understands You
Does anyone know everything about you? That can be a scary thought. Even married couples sometimes hide the truth because they don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings. Who wants to honestly answer questions like: Do you think I’ve put on too much weight? Do you think I’m too critical and overbearing?
Yet there is an upside to intimate relationships and friendships. What does it mean to be able to confide in someone about your dreams and fears, and know they won’t laugh? Do you have a pal who knows all about you and likes you anyway? It’s much easier to let your hair down when you know someone appreciates you without expecting you to be perfect.
Let’s face it. It’s much easier to make a joking remark or a casual comment when you don’t expect it to be repeated on Facebook an hour later. When someone “has your back,” you are less fearful of admitting your weaknesses. And one of the best ways to deal with your struggles is to be able to talk about them and get some feedback.
Now, if you expect your spouse or a good friend to extend this kind of caring, why would you expect less from an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-loving God? Hebrews 4:13 comes immediately after a verse that talks about God’s word (the Bible) being sharper than a double-edged sword. The kind of material that can judge your thoughts and attitudes. Pretty powerful stuff.
Rather than shrinking back from God and treating him like an angry old man who can’t wait to strike you down, look at him as you would a loving parent. Didn’t your parents know all kinds of good (and bad) stuff about you? Yet when problems struck, you didn’t run away from them. You went to them, seeking comfort and advice. If you did try to hide something, they usually found out—and loved you anyway.
The same is true for God. He sees everything and loves you anyway. Spend more time getting to know him and less time trying to hide from him. You will find the kind of confidante that will make your days and nights go much smoother.
A Challenge For You…
Read Hebrews 4:14-16. How does this passage make you look at Jesus? Do you see him as someone who understands you? Why? Find someone to talk to this week about your spiritual views.
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