Black boxes, white boxes, this and that government agency spying on everyone… It’s quite disturbing really. But you know what? There’s Someone who knows my thoughts and my words even before they exist!—and who sees everything I do and has even planned out my life! And do I think that’s scary? No! I am happily secure in the confidence that the all-wise, all-powerful and everywhere-present God loves me enough to care for me in that way.
He knows my weaknesses–my pride, laziness, rebellious attitudes, fear, cynicism—and yet He loves me unconditionally. What’s more, He assures me that He’s working on my character so that by the time I finally get to see His face, I’ll be exactly what I’ve always wanted to be: perfect in His sight. This is what keeps me going through ho-hum and challenging days when the news reads like a horror movie. I’ve read the end of the story (Revelation chapters 21-22) and it’s good!
So go with me, Lord, into this day.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT)