I often hear people say, as a throwaway comment, “God knows”.
For example; “God knows how long I’m going to have to wait in this queue.” It sounds strange, even profane to my ears, in the context of a TV program or a movie. This started me thinking last night; do people realise what they’re actually saying? Do they realise that, in fact they’re stating a truth? God does know; He knows absolutely everything there is to know!
God Knows Everything
The word used to describe this complete knowledge is Omniscient; meaning infinite awareness, understanding and insight. God knows everything about the past, present and future. Nothing could ever take Him by surprise. Nothing is ever new to Him. His knowledge is absolute.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” Romans 11:33
“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” Psalm 147:5
God Knows Everything About You.
Isn’t it such a comfort, in our increasingly crazy world to know that we have a God who knows us intimately and cares for us? Contrary to common belief – and that song “From a distance,” God is not watching this world, uninvolved and detached, from a distance.
You hear of people who are so close that they finish each other’s sentences; well The Lord does even better than that – He knows you so well that before a word is even properly formed on your lips He knows what you’re thinking and what you’re going to say. In fact He knew what you were going to think before you thought it.
Psalm 139:1–6 “O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am; You even know the small details like when I take a seat and when I stand up again. Even when I am far away, You know what I’m thinking. You observe my wanderings and my sleeping, my waking and my dreaming, and You know everything I do in more detail than even I know. You know what I’m going to say long before I say it. It is true, Eternal One, that You know everything and everyone. You have surrounded me on every side, behind me and before me, and You have placed Your hand gently on my shoulder. It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out; the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it”
“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows”. Luke 12:7
God Knows Exactly What You Need, and When You Need It
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:19
So, next time you hear someone who doesn’t personally know God casually say “Ah, God knows” … just smile to yourself and thank Him that He really does!