Known Fully Yet Loved Completely

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Have you ever been through the frustration of feeling like someone didn't really know you?  They just couldn't understand you?  There is a deep hunger in every human heart to be known fully and loved completely. I love Psalm 139, because it depicts the God who knows me.  It says He has searched me.  Stop and think about it for one second.  The God that created the universe took the time to search you out that He may know every part of you.  He is familiar with everything about you.  There is not one thing you could do or one word that you could utter from your lips that would take Him by surprise.

He knows the good things about me and He knows all the areas where improvement and change is needed.  He is aware of all my weaknesses, even the ones I try to hide from others.  Yet, He chooses to never leave me.  In fact, there is no where I could go to escape Him.  How amazing to think that even in my darkest hour, I am never alone.

The God that created me knows exactly who I am, but more than that, He knows exactly who I will become in Him.  I love this verse: "Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be" (Ps. 139:16).  He equips us and prepares us for all that He has planned for us (Hebrews 13:21) and He always finishes what He starts (Phil. 1:6). To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial.  To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.  But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.  It is what we need more than anything.  It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us. - Timothy Keller