“When they hear what you have to say, God, all earth’s kings will say ‘Thank you.’ They’ll sing of what you’ve done: ‘How great the glory of God!’ And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, He knows everything about us.” Psalm 138:4-6 (MSG)
As a child, I always wondered how God could possibly know everything about every person in the universe, or how He could hear all of our prayers at the same time. As I grew in my faith journey and my relationship with Him deepened, I saw evidence that He truly knew the details of my life. He cared about my thoughts, my emotions and my behavior.
Recently, as I realized I was in a holding pattern of asking God daily for guidance in my work and waiting upon His timing, I found myself feeling almost as if He didn’t hear me, or that He couldn’t use me anymore. The work I wanted so badly didn’t matter. I lacked zeal and isolated myself.
But as I began to pray fervently for God to meet me daily, He was faithful. You see, I matter. You matter. Our lives matter.
God knows everything about us — everything — and that includes the times when we need to rest, to wait, and to be patient while He works on us. Sometimes we also need to confess, repent, or be obedient. Because those actions matter to God, too.
So if you’re feeling frustrated in your spiritual life, maybe that’s exactly where God wants you to be. Because He knows everything about you, He knows how and when to lead you out of the desert and flood you with blessing.
Holy God, thank You for reminding me that I am here for a reason. Thank You that I matter. I was made in Your image, and because of You, my life has purpose! I am so grateful that You remind me that You care about the details of my life. Remind me with every breath I take that You know everything about me and You never forsake me. Amen.
When you are in a dry place spiritually, meet with God daily and ask Him to show you ways that He cares about you. Make a list of those details in your journal and tell Him how grateful you are. Confess and repent of anything you need to.