Often times we may think that God only sees the big, tangible things we do, i.e. sharing the Gospel, hosting a Bible study, donating money, etc. God cares about those things, but He also sees the intangible things — our patience, our diligence and our self-control. He knows our mental stability, our sorrows, and our deepest fears.
“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.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.” (Psalm 139:1-5 NIV)
God cares about every aspect of our lives, not just the parts that can be measured. And besides, God doesn’t want our lives publicly praised, but privately a disaster. What use is all of the grand things if we go home and are faithless, irritable, suicidal or depressed?
On a scale from 1-10 how satisfied are you with your life? Not the life that everyone sees you portray, but the life you actually live. If you are unsatisfied with your life, what faith-led steps can you take towards a life that gives God glory publicly and privately? Today, let’s pray and seek God, who knows our innermost being (Psalm 139:13), for answers.