You have searched me, Lord, and you KNOW me. You KNOW when I sit and when I rise; you PERCEIVE my thoughts from afar. You DISCEN my going out and my lying down; you are FAMILIAR with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, KNOW it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such KNOWLEDGE is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Psalm 139:1-6
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. EVERYTHING IS UNCOVERED AND LAID BARE before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for EVERYTHING in heaven and earth is YOURS. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
It’s funny how intimidating big theological words can be. For instance, let’s reflect on God’s omniscient. Chances are good some of you just halted in your tracks. You’ve never heard this word, let alone know how trusting in this attribute of God can alter your perception of your worth in God’s eyes. Omniscient can be defined as having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
God knows everything. He possesses ALL knowledge. God doesn't ever get surprised and nothing new ever occurs to God. He knows both the past and the future for every single human being from creation until the end of the age.
Who we are going to be twenty years from now is known to God just as much as who we were a decade ago. He hears and responds to every prayer ever spoken. At first, it can be terrifying to think that not a single thought, action or word of yours has happened without the full attention of God. There are things we’ve done or said we wish no one knew about, especially the Creator of the universe.
But, this attention should cause a different emotion to stir within us. Yes, He has witnessed your struggles with sin, but He knows and cares about your feelings, scars, wounds and fears. This is the audience who is listening to your prayers.
King David, the person who penned the majority of the Psalms, was left speechless when he considered the amount of knowledge God possessed on his life. All he could utter was “You have searched me and know me."
God, the one who spoke the world into existence and knows the details of how everything works, also pays attention to you. The only conclusion you can draw from this is that you must really matter to God. You are valuable in His eyes.
How does realizing God knows you intimately impact your prayer life?
Lord, Your intimate knowledge of me is beyond my comprehension. You know about me and care for me in ways I will never fully understand. Everything is known to You, including my heart and for that I am forever grateful. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.