Psalm 139:1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
God knows all about me. ALL about me. In some ways that makes me nervous because I’m aware of the broken parts of me, the parts that rebel against God, where sin gets hold of me. I’d rather hide those things from the Lord because I’m ashamed of them.
But this verse reminds me that nothing is hidden from the Lord. So instead of hiding, my other option is to humble myself and confess my sin to God. That’s what I’m doing this morning. I’m spending some time naming the places in myself which are stained by sin, where I’ve been choosing my own way instead of God’s way. I’m also asking the Lord to reveal any blind spots I have, places of sin I may not be aware of.
Lord it’s hard to lay ourselves bear before you. If you were a God of judgment I would be too afraid to do so. Yet you aren’t a God of judgment but of mercy and grace extended to me through Jesus Christ. Forgive my many sins, dear Lord. Cleanse me from the inside out that I may live to your glory in all things. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.