O’LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Psalm 139 v 1-2

The thing about God knowing every part of us is that we can’t hide anything.

People around us can see if we are happy, sad, shocked or sick by our words and expressions. However sometimes we can mask our real emotions with others. We can smile while feeling empty inside. We can say we are fine when we are struggling with problems and conerns. It can be easy to fool one another.

With God however we can’t hide anything. He knows us better than we know ourselves. We can’t mask our thoughts, feelings or actions from him.

I love that I don’t have to pretend with God. That he will meet me in the happy, sad, awkward, and desperate. I do not have to pretend. We just need to ask. I love the second verse of the song Mighty to save by Hillsong.

So take me as You find me

All my fears and failures

And fill my life again

I give my life to follow

Everything I believe in

And now I surrender

Hillsong Worship.

Once we start to surrender and meet God where we are and not where we think we should be, something shifts. Our circumstances around us may not change but our hearts and attitudes do.

As we continue to get real with God, either in prayer or worship we get reminded by the Spirit that Jesus conquered everything for us and wants us to live in that freedom.

So wherever you are today, meet God where you are and let God fill you again with everything you need.

You search us and know us.