We all want to feel known. We want our family and friends to know our likes and dislikes and our ins and outs and for them to just “get” us. Every single person wants to feel known, no one is immune to it.
But what about those times where we don’t feel known. When you’re in a situation, big or small, and it is all you think about and that struggle runs every minute of your everyday. Even the person you lay down next to at night doesn’t seem to pick up on it. Not even the God that knows the exact number of hairs on your head. Because when you come before Him to pray you have no more words, you’ve said them all. God, you know where my heart is but I don’t feel like you know me right now.
That’s tricky though isn’t it? Feelings. They are very real but they are not always the truth.
What is truth? The truth is that I’m so known by my Savior that at the very night that I felt as though I could no longer take any more, my husband looked up from the hustle and bustle of life and listened as I let everything spew out that I had been keeping in for what felt like so long. And then God brought me to His word for which my heart had been longing for but my flesh had been denying and showed me the promises He has made to me. That he knitted me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). The Lord knows those who are His (2 Timothy 3:4). That He is the cornerstone to which I can build a sure foundation on (Isaiah 28:16). And that when the rain falls, and the floods come, and the winds blow and beat down, it will not fall because that foundation was built on the rock that is Jesus (Matthew 7:25).
To be transparent I haven’t really been in the Word for a good month or so prior to writing this and I know part of my feeling the way I have is due to that. But in my selfishness of wanting to feel known God made me realize in John 10:14 just as I desire to be known by Him, He desires to be known by me.
Sister if you’re in a place where you feel like no one gets it, that no one seems to just want to meet you where you’re at even in the seemingly insignificant situations, I get it. I really do. But take comfort in three things: 1. this season serves a purpose 2. this season will pass and 3. the Lord knows you. He knows you so much more than you could ever imagine.
But don’t forget to get to know Him too.
I pray you feel the Lord’s love day and night sweet sister! I’d love to pray specifically for you, if you have a prayer request you can leave it in the comments or for a more private matter you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,
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