From time to time, we feel embarrassed by things we try to keep in secret. We fear being judged by others and becoming ostracized by society. We often hide our failures and put on masks to hide our disappointments. Some even put on a facade just to make themselves be accepted by others, thinking that it is the only way to be loved and respected.
We may be successful in hiding things from the people around us, but our God sees EVERYTHING! He sees and accepts us for who we are. In Him, we have nothing to hide. He is an ever present help in times of trouble, and is the true light on our path.
“Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.”
We Have Nothing to Hide from God
We cannot hide anything from our God! God is telling us, “Even the intricate and wondrous development of the fetus in the womb is not inaccessible or unobservable to Me! For even in such a location, you are visible to Me and your destiny isn’t hidden from My knowledge. I know who you are, yet it is time for you to discover who you are in Me.”
Don’t let your past failures discourage you from finding your way into your God-given destiny. Do not be embarrassed by your past; rather, be repentant for your mistakes and learn from them. Turn your old weaknesses into new wisdom for your future. Surrender your pain, your disappointments, your mistakes and your fears to the Lord. Once you submit yourself fully to God, you will find peace.
“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.”
Peace from God will grant you joy, as well as the grace to find acceptance of yourself. When you fully accept yourself and you have nothing to hide, you can step out and bear fruit for God’s kingdom.