1st John 3:20 — “God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.”
Everything. He sees it all. He sees the insecurities behind the image I project to the world. He sees the rebellious heart that seeks my own plans instead of His perfect will. He sees my hesitancy to surrender and my doubt that His way is better. He sees that I am complicated and confusing and confused. He sees every imperfection and mistake. Everything I do, everything I say, everything I am, is open and exposed before Him.
It’s a little embarrassing. I can’t blame Adam and Eve for wanting to cover themselves.
But because I know that God knows everything, too often I forget that He knows everything. He sees that I’m trying. He sees that I’m making progress. He sees that even though I come across wrong and don’t always get it right, my intentions are sincere. He sees my fumbling efforts and understands that I’m attempting to follow Him even though I don’t really know what I’m doing. He sees that although I sometimes try to avoid Him, I really do love Him. And I really do want to be closer to Him.
He sees all of me. He understands all of me. He accepts all of me. And He loves all of me.