"Our Understanding God"

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"For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust."

Psalm 103:14

There is an Arabian Proverb that captures for me the pleasure each of us can enjoy as we spend time with God, "A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. After all, it was Jesus Himself who said, "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15).

Christian singer and songwriter, Benny Hester wrote a song around the time I first began my own spiritual journey that has helped me better understand the heart of God for His children that still encourages my heart to this day when I sing it in my head, as it ceased receiving air play decades ago now, ha! The song goes like this,

In the beginning, I never knew just how much I really needed you,
More than a friend, someone I could talk to, you've changed me in so many ways.

Nobody knows me like you,
You put your arms around me, you bring me through,
There's many times I don't know what to do,
Though some know me well, still nobody knows me like you.

All of my secrets, to you, I tell,
You saw each time that I slipped and fell,
And all of my faults, yes, you know them well...but you've never turned me away,
No, no, no.

Nobody knows me like you,
Put your arms around me, you bring me through,
There's many times I don't know what to do,
Though some know me well, still nobody knows me like you.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Walking in your presence is where I wanna be,
You said in your word...you said that you would lead me,
Yes, I love you, oh, I really love you,
Go anywhere, as long as I know you'll be there, (I'll be there)
As long as I know you'll be there. (I'll be there)

All of those nights that I was afraid, I stood on the promises you have made,
The way that I act, sometimes I am ashamed...but you've never turned me away,
No, no, no.

Nobody knows me like you,
Put your arms around me, you bring me through,
There's many times I don't know what to do,
Though some know me well, still nobody knows me like you,
Nobody knows me,
Nobody knows me like you,
Put your arms around me, you bring me through,
There's many times I don't know what to do,
Though some know me well, still nobody knows me like you.

Though some know me well, still nobody knows me like you. (Song ends).

Its so true, loved one, nobody knows you like God knows you! And equally true, nobody loves you like God loves you! And because God cares about you and what you care about He invites you to bring your cares to Him. The writer of Hebrews says it best, "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:15-16).

Take advantage of the fact that God Himself is available for you today, and that He has extended an invitation to experience the freedom that comes from…

"casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."

1 Peter 5:7

I LOVE YOU!


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