Be careful with your heart, how it feels, and what it tells you. Be careful following your heart. Instead, let God lead your heart.
“This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” (1 John 3:19-20).
God “knows everything.” God knows so much more than your hurting heart knows.
God knew, even before he painted the colors of flowers at the beginning of the world, that he would someday create you and he already knew then what color he’d paint your unique personality.
God knew every one of your sins for which his own Son suffered, and now they can’t catch him off guard.
God knows your emotional makeup and spiritual weaknesses, and so he fills in the gaps and nurtures you like a shepherd who knows each of his sheep by name.
God knows vow of your spirit to remain true to him, and your heart hunger that longs to say “no” to your favorite sin for good.
God knows your name written in his book of life, he knows the exact day and time he gave birth to you in baptism, and he knows the prayer you prayed three years, seven months, sixteen days, two hours, and thirty-eight minutes ago and have since forgotten – but he hasn’t.
God knows. Everything. And it helps him love you.
PRAYER: Dear God, my heart doesn’t know everything and sometimes leads me the wrong way. You know everything, God, including my heart, and you love me through it all. Thank you for being my Savior today. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Which of the “God knew/knows” statements above resonates with you today? Say a prayer about it.