God Knows You Intimately - Beloved Women - February 7, 2023
READ: “O LORD, you have searched me and known me!” (Psalm 139:1 ESV)
TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: My personality is complex. On any given day, the combination of my mind, will, and emotions might look a little chaotic, but God is not hesitant to delve inside. The complexity of our souls does not repel him. In fact, scripture tells us that He has already investigated who we are. He knows us better than we know ourselves. When we see our mistakes, He sees His “fearfully and wonderfully made” daughters. (Psalms 139: 14 ESV) When we see confusion, He sees brilliance. When we see fear, He sees courage. When we see despair, He sees hope.
It is not that God is oblivious to our faults; on the contrary, He sees the total of who we are. His view encompasses that humiliating middle school experience, our family function - or lack thereof, life purpose, deeply ingrained fears, bad habits, and HORMONES (need I say more). With infinite wisdom He gets us. Before time, He made a conscious decision to create, know, and love His daughters unconditionally.
PRAY: Dear God, Thank You for knowing and loving me intimately. Please help me to align my perspective of myself with Your view of me in every area of my life. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: How does being known by God change the way you view yourself?
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