Better Than I Know Myself
You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
God knows me better than I know myself. I love this. I love feeling known and understood. Why does it matter to me that He knows me? Because I know that in the end, He is not swayed by my emotional ups and downs, but that He truly keeps track of what is real and what I actually need. There is something so settling about the knowledge that God is not unaware of my life, my problems, my concerns, but that He sees all and is ready, willing, and able to help, save, and love me.
How can we know, though, that He does in fact know us better. Evidence? Sometimes I’ve seen Him meet needs in my life that I didn’t even realize were needs until He met them. He is so good that way. On the flip side, though, when needs I feel I have go unmet, I sometimes have to stop and remember that He is not unaware of this need, but maybe, He knows that it is not actually something that I truly do have need for.
When we’re tempted to question if His ways for us truly are the best, we can take comfort in this knowledge. Things don’t always seem on the surface like they are for the best, but God knows. He sees. He knows how we will react before we even do. We never have to worry that He will not do what is actually best for us. He is a gracious Father who delights in us and in taking care of us. I can rest in that today, tomorrow, and always. He knows me.