I had a wonderful revelation this morning….God “gets” me.
He understands why I think the way I do. He understands why I struggle with the fears and anxieties that I do. He understands why I have outbursts in my fleshly nature instead of yielding to the Spirit within me. That is pretty incredible. It makes sense to Him…even when things I do don’t make sense to myself.
Why do I say that? Because of what I read in Psalm 139. “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thoughts afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” (verses 1-4 NKJV).
Do you see what I saw? He gets me. He understands my thoughts. He isn’t shocked by my words or actions. He knew what I was going to say before I did. He knows me inside and out.
Those of us who have children know at times why our children are behaving the way they are.
“You need a nap!”
“You had too much sugar this afternoon at that birthday party!”
“He is teething.”
“She gets really excited when her dad comes home from work.”
“I know you are cranky because you need something to eat. Sorry I couldn’t make supper earlier.”
“Stop making excuses and get to bed!”
“Put your phone down and start your homework.”
Guess what? God doesn’t understand us just some of the time; He understands us all the time. He understands you. He understands the tears. He understands the strange thoughts. He gets why you did what you did (even if it was out of your frustration and anger). He understands the busyness that keeps your mind off of something difficult. He understands and knows why you (and I) overeat.
He “gets” it. All of it. Because He created you, He lives inside of you, and He knows you better than you know yourself.
That doesn’t mean that if what we are thinking about or we doing is sinful that it’s okay, and we can just continue on.
What it does mean is that He doesn’t condemn us. (He convicts us through the Holy Spirit, which is different.) There is a reason we think, say, and act the way we do, and He sees and knows what those reasons are (even when we don’t).
I don’t know about you, but that is a huge relief to me. He sees and knows the deepest thoughts and motives of my heart, and loves me anyway. He loves me so much that He patiently and lovingly exposes those things to me so that I can be free of them.
And that’s what I want, too. I want to be free of the things that I allow to be excuses in my life; the things that are keeping me from living in the fullness of joy God says I can have on this earth. How about you?
God “gets” me, and He “gets” you! He sees, He knows, He understands, He loves, and He sets free!