God can read your mind. He knows your every thought today and every day. He sees it in high-definition color, even in those secret places that you would rather hide.
God knows you inside out more than you know yourself and more than anyone will ever know you.
All our joy, sorrow, love, hatred, uncertainty, and fear is laid bare before God’s eyes. He reads our minds and he sees them with compassion.
God is Omniscient
Omniscience is one of God’s immutable attributes. It means God knows all things and nothing escapes his knowledge. He sees what we think and do and what we ever think and do.
He has full awareness and understanding of all things. Nothing is missed by his eyes, not a bit. This includes our past, present, and future.
As someone who invented the engine and knows every facet of it, how to maintain, repair, and keep it in good shape, God created man and He is acquainted with everything about us and everything that is best for us.
“Lord, you have searched me and know me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:1-3 ESV
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB
Where Are You?
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:8-9 ESV
Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Out of the shame brought about by sin, they are trying to escape the presence of God and hide.
There is so much ache in the voice of God asking them, “Where are you?”
This is not because God cannot see them, it is because God saw his broken relationship with the couple he dearly loves.
When we mess up, God asks, “Where are you? He knows what we did, but He is getting our attention, telling us that He wants to bring us back to Him.
We do not hide from God, we converse with God in prayer, renounce our sins, and receive His forgiveness and grace.
“God thunders wondrously with his voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend.” Job 37:5 ESV
Now that we know God sees everything at every time, why does a good and powerful God allow so much evil and pain in humanity? Can’t God stop evil so that no one will suffer?
We do not know everything that happens in the universe, and there are things we will never completely comprehend with our finite knowledge.
But when suffering comes, we need God’s presence more than understanding.
God is powerful and sovereign yet he gives man a call to choose.
We are thankful to God that through our relationship with Jesus, He gives us another helper, the Holy Spirit to guide us on how to choose right.
It is up to us now whether to yield to the flesh or to yield to the Holy Spirit.
It is heartbreaking to see various suffering around us and within us.
We suffer in this fallen world, but there is even greater and eternal suffering awaiting those who do not receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
Our earthly suffering is temporary, our suffering in hell never ends.
While on this earth, following Jesus does not assure us a storm-free life but a stormproof life.
He carries us when we are weak, delivers us from our troubles, and sustains us with strength and power.
God allows suffering to make us dependent on God and to become more like Jesus until we spend eternity with him where there is no more brokenness and pain.
You Can Cry Out Your Thoughts to God
God knows everyone’s thoughts, even before he thinks of them. God perceives our thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:2b NIV
“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.” Psalm 139:4 ESV
We do not need to hide from God what we think, he knows all of them anyway. The book of Psalms has records of the various emotions of God’s people.
Honest and transparent, they utter their questions, doubts, and sense of life injustice to God.
This does not surprise God, knowing that we came from dust and are limited in our understanding.
Those psalms are written to remind us that we can come to God just as we are.
We do not have to put everything in place before coming to God.
We can invite God into our mess right here, right now and when he steps in, our circumstances may or may not change right away but we will surely be changed.
God Can See Your Past, Present, and Future
We have limited ability and knowledge. We are bound by time and space, God is not. God created time and he is outside time.
God foresees all the potentialities of every situation. God sees our past, present, and future and everything in them.
He can restore what we have lost in the past, turning it into a story of healing and deliverance for his glory.
He gives us the grace to thrive in the present, and hope to look forward to the future. God knows our strengths and weaknesses.
He knows the trap prepared along our path. He protects us as we abide in his word, and leads us on the path of safety and abundance.
He sees things in the bigger picture, He knows what is good for us not just momentarily but even in light of eternity.
We can trust His will, His Word, and His timing.
Think About Such Things
God is delighted with us, even in our brokenness, he looks at us with the eyes of faith.
The Bible says, his thoughts for us cannot be counted, they outnumber the grains of the sand (Psalm 139:17-18).
The very hairs of your head are all numbered (Luke 12:7) which implies that God sees even the seemingly insignificant details of our lives.
Our longing and thoughts matter to God.
However, we have ways that are not aligned with his will. Flawed as we are, there are thoughts in our minds that are against what his word says.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”. Philippians 4:8 ESV
Anything that enters our minds that does not agree with what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and the like, we can renounce and replace it with the truth that comes from God’s word.
We release the lie, we receive God’s truth
The word of God is the sword of the Spirit which we use to slay the work of the enemy and the flesh. When we overcome our inward struggles, we will overcome our outward struggles.
The natural world is rooted in the spiritual world.
We stand our ground in prayer, declaring God’s truth then eventually, our victory will manifest in our relationships, finances, work, and all areas of our lives.
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