“For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”
– Mark 4:22
Every person has aspects of themselves that they do not naturally reveal to others. We all have layers, and we choose how, where, and with whom we peel them away. This is a normal element of life and relating, and it’s not a terrible thing in general. Clients see the completely covered version of us, our friends see a little more, and our family — usually those we live with and who know us best — see the truly hidden version of ourselves. And then there’s God…
There are elements of our soul and parts of ourselves that no one knows about and that we sometimes can’t describe, whether we understand them or not. These are the innermost secrets that only God can see. They frequently include our worries, doubts, vices, and everything else we’re embarrassed or ashamed of. Unfortunately, we tend to believe that the deepest parts of ourselves are the most unlovable, which is why we’re frightened to take off our masks and display the messed up and broken pieces of ourselves. The good news is that Jesus is already aware of and sees our secret areas! I invite you to spend some time reflecting on that message and allowing it to sink in!
Friend, nothing about you is hidden from God, and even better, He sees it all and still loves you! He doesn’t feel disappointed or pity when He looks at your life; instead, He feels fatherly pride and joy. There is nothing outside the scope and reach of the light of His great, redeeming love that you have kept hidden. Today, rejoice in that truth! You have been called and forgiven, and He has a wonderful plan for you. Isn’t that fantastic news?
Thank you, Jesus, for seeing and loving all of me, even the aspects of myself that I find difficult to love.
Have you received God’s love in your deepest and darkest parts? If that’s the case, how has it affected your life?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.