He knows all about us, each one of us—all our wants, desires, successes, failures, joy, pain, ups and downs. He hears every prayer, knows every thought. He knows all about us and He loves us! Sometimes I wonder how God can love us, but He does. The patience of our Lord is truly amazing.
About Jeremiah He said, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
So why do we try and hide anything from Him or even hold onto our past? So often, we give our sins to Jesus, and then we take them back out of His hands again by debriefings, hashing and rehashing, so that our joy is taken away. We cannot fix what is past and gone.
There is not one of us that has lived a pure life; all of us have sinned and are in need of our loving Saviour. We forget that He is all knowing and all powerful. You may say, Oh, you have no idea all the wicked things I have said and done. God knows, and He has a remedy that can help you and me.
Claim this promise: “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed” (Joel 2:25, 26).
Jesus cares enough to save us dear friend. Who are we? Nobody! Nobody, without the power of God.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father” (Matthew 10:29).
A farthing was British money – it comes from the word for fourth part. Therefore, before the decimal system was established, a farthing was worth 1/4 of a penny.
Sparrows were not worth much—they had such little value, but if Jesus notices when even a little sparrow falls, how much more will He notice and care for you?
This next verse never ceases to amaze me: “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (verse 30). Have you ever wondered why? It is because of His watchcare over you. There is not a hair that falls off our head that Jesus does not know about. In other words, He is continually watching us with loving interest, and He knows EVERYTHING about us. Scary or comforting – which is it my friend?
Jesus loves us SOOO much!
I heard a sad story of a couple who stood by the grave of their small boy. As the coffin was lowered into the ground, they said repeatedly, “We loved you so much.” My heart aches as I think of those parents who had lost their son and John 3:16 took on a new meaning for me: “For God SO(OOOO) loved the world, that HE GAVE His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Jesus gave up everything to save us. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us not shun this free gift that is so priceless.
Yes, we can make it. Surrender the past, let go of it and let God work in us.
“Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping His commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I command thee this day” (Deuteronomy 8:11).
“Only the love that flows from the heart of Christ can heal. Only He in whom that love flows, even as sap in the tree or the blood in the body, can restore the wounded soul.” Education, 114.
“The language of the soul should be that of joy and gratitude. If we have dark chapters in our experience, let us not keep their memory fresh by repetition. Forgetting the things that are behind, let us press forward to the things that are before. Cultivate only those thoughts and feelings which produce gratitude and praise. If you have been wronged, forget it, and think only of the great mercy, the loving-kindness, the inexpressible love of Jesus. Learn to praise rather than to censure. If you meet with insult and abuse, do not become discouraged, for Jesus met the same. Go forward, doing your work with fidelity. Store the mind with the precious promises of God’s word, and hold sweet communion with Him by frequently repeating them. Cease fretting, cease murmuring, cease finding fault, and make melody to God in your hearts. Think of everything you have to be thankful for, and then learn to praise God.” The Signs of the Times, September 27, 1883.
When the Lord knows all about us and still loves us so much that He wants us with Him for eternity, that is worth living for and worth giving our all to Him. The only time we should look back is to see the distance and direction the Lord has taken us in and to praise His name.
I want to share with you, one of my favorite poems:
“I see not a step before me as I tread on another year,
But the past is in God’s keeping, the future His mercy shall clear,
And what looks dark in the distance may brighten as I draw near,
Oh restful, blissful ignorance, ’tis blessed not to know,
It stills me in those mighty arms, which will not let me go,
And hushes my sad soul to rest in the bosom that loves me so.
So I go on not knowing, I would not if I might,
I would rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light.
I would rather walk with Him by faith, than walk alone by sight.
My heart shrinks back from the trials which the future may disclose,
Yet I never have a sorrow but what the dear Lord chose.
So I send the coming teardrops back with the whispered word, ‘He knows.’ ”
Mary Gardiner Brainard
Yes friend, it is all right, and all is well, because, “He knows.”
Revella Knight is a registered nurse and writes from her home in Arkansas.