Ever had a secret that no one knew? Well, guess what...God knows.
And what is even more amazing is that He knows us and loves us. He still cares for us more than we could ever imagine, regardless of our sins, regardless of whether or not we reciprocate this love.
We "know" a lot of people. We've talked to them. We are familiar with their habits. We may even truly love them. All of these way of "knowing" another pale in comparison to the way God knows us, the way God knows you.
He knows your virtues. He knows your sins. He knows you like no other human could never know you. Every thought you think, He hears. Every action you commit, good or bad, He witnesses. And every time you pray to Him, He listens. When you are happy, He participates in your joy. When you are sad, He sees beyond the words, "I'm fine." He sees your heart's true desires. He knows you and has know you since the moment He formed you in your mother's womb (Jeremiah 1:5).
And most importantly, He loves you. Despite your inevitable shortcomings, you are loved. God has the power to give you a blank slate. He has the power to love you unconditionally, even though He knows exactly when, how, and why you have ever turned away from Him in your lifetime. The same God who created everything we know loves and cares about YOU.
God created this entire universe. The planets and stars located light years away were made by His hands. This entire earth and everything on it is His work. Everything that has ever been is His creation. But His most important creation is the human race, His children.
I find it comforting to think about. God knows about the test I'm stressing over. He knows what I had for breakfast. You name it, He knows it. He knows my fears, my insecurities, my doubts. And He continues to love me despite all those times I turn away from Him.
This is one of the many miraculous things about God. He knows us like no human could know us and loves us like no human could love us. His love for us is inexplicably strong, so strong that we cannot even fully comprehend it. We can, however, forget it, an occurrence that happens all too often.
God knows your every thought and your every action. Remember this. Remember to think and act in a way that would make Him proud. God loves you despite your shortcomings. Remember this, too. Remember to treat yourself and others like the wonderful children God considers us all to be.
If you seem to have forgotten about God's deep understanding and love for you, I encourage you to reflect on two songs: How He Loves by the David Crowder Band and You Know Me by Bethel Music.