Text: O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Who knows you?
Who really knows you?
I. God Knows Everything About You.
Words that describe how God knows us:
Intimately acquainted –
Polar extremes – opposites that encompass everything between them.
God knows when you sit down AND when you rise up.
God knows your path (active) AND your lying down (resting).
God understands from afar AND He has intimate knowledge of you.
He sees both the big picture of your life AND every detail.
II. God Knows Your Inner Thoughts
Before we can form a thought with our mouths, God is already aware of it. God knows what you are thinking really before you even think it. Because God knows our every thought, need, and desire, He is ready in advance to help us get what we need and is best for us or to help us redirect our desires to something better. He is never caught off guard.
God has surrounded us to protect us and be a guard around us. Walls can protect or punish. God loves us enough and knows us well enough to provide us protection or punishment when we need them.
III. God Knows You Better than You Can Imagine
Whatever is going on in your life right now, God knows everything about it. That includes all the things you have gone through as a church and all the things you have gone through in your family, your work, your friendships, or your relationship with God.
If you are struggling during this time, and most of us will struggle at times, you never need to feel alone. God is aware of your situation and your need. Because He knows you, he will be able to help you through this in the way that is best for you. He has also given you a church that cares and is willing to serve and love you in His name.
Are you concerned about your finances? Your health? Your Safety? your family members? Your sanity?
Start by simply acknowledging that He knows and loves you.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.