God has known us since before we were born!
During our stay in Washington D.C. we had the privilege of touring many of the sites in the nation’s capital. One of those sites was Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home.
“Wow Lord. Here I stand, looking into the very window of George Washington’s storehouse. Walking on the grounds where he used to live. Catching a glimpse of life at such an important place in American history. I would have never guessed I would be here. How amazing! Thank you.”
“Daughter, it is true that this is an important place. Many important things have happened here. But I want you to know, that even as the people who lived here hustled and bustled about, I could see you standing at this very window, giving thanks to me. And I loved you then.”
How astonishing it is to know that God sees our lives, from beginning to end. That He knew us before we were born. That He has recorded our days in a book. He sees us in good times. He sees us in hard times. He sees us when we are following His ways. He sees us when we are not. And He loves us.
He is pleased with you. He knows you. He loves you. He sees you.
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; . . . . .
Questions to ponder.
Are there times in your life when you felt God’s presence? What are some of the ways He has shown His love for you?
Find scripture verses that confirm God’s love for you and His presence in your life. Write them on a notecard and carry them with you this week.
Are there times in your life when you wondered where God was? Did He not see?
Do you need to forgive God for not being there when you needed Him?
God is with us always. But even Jesus, as He was hanging on the cross, wondered where His Father was (Mathew 27:46, Mark 15:34). I believe God was there, weeping.
We too can wonder where God was during our difficult times. But, as God wept for Jesus, so has He wept for us. And, as He raised Jesus from the dead, so will He take the times of our own cross, and use them to bring forth life.If need be, find a trusted friend, counselor or pastor and talk to them about your questions…
The Lord knows your questions. Tell Him about them. Ask Him to help you understand.