"The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy." – Proverbs 14:10 NASB
The heart symbolizes everything internal about our lives – our deepest thoughts and feelings. We may share some heart issues with others. Yet, for various reasons, some issues remain private. Perhaps they are buried by hurt, by concerns of how others would react, or by fears and worries.
Sometimes we develop these same attitudes toward God Himself by burying our deepest feelings in our interaction with Him, by being reluctant to be honest, or by being afraid and wondering what He would do if we told Him the complete truth of all we feel and have done.
But the Bible reminds us that He already knows everything about us – every action and every thought. Aware that He is both omnipresent and omniscient, we can be afraid to share with Him, or even acknowledge the facts about our heart and lives.
Remember, He loves us. He desires honesty – not to punish us, but to help us learn and grow. He wants us to mature in our relationship with Him. We need to recognize when we have sinned, so we might be forgiven and free. We can be confident that He wants the best for us, and we really can trust Him.
Others may reject or mock us, spread rumors about us, violate our confidences, take advantage of us, or prove themselves not trustworthy.
But we can trust in God. Share your intimate thoughts, concerns, worries, and questions. Trust in Him.
PrayerFather, I confess these issues to You: _______. Thank You for peace and love. Thank You that You love me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingProverbs 14