What other relationship is there, or will there ever be, that we are completely and fully known from the very beginning? He knows our fears, challenges, strengths, weaknesses…absolutely everything. Even memories locked tightly away in closets…He knows. The joy we experienced walking the first time or riding a bike…we may not remember…but He does.
I’ve thought about this a great deal. God has brought some amazing people and partnerships into my life over the past few months. And they aren’t just surface relationships. God is challenging me to go deeper and wider regarding the manner in which I engage with people. It’s a challenge and a gift. But even my very best of friends do not know everything about me that God knows. Nor could they. He knows the depths of my soul that even I am unaware of and still discovering. What a tremendous gift. And one I take for granted often.
We sometimes feel He is distant because we can’t see or touch Him like we can our friends. Should He, could He, really be our first source of comfort when we can’t snuggle up in His lap, receive a hug, or hold His hand?
Why? Because completely unique to our relationship with the Lord comes the power of the Holy Spirit. Can God empower others through the Holy Spirit to speak to us? Yes. And He does. But we must make it an active practice to seek out His wisdom and comfort before going to others.
John 16:12-15 says this, “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
In times of hurt, discomfort, and confusion God’s wisdom and comfort speaks from levels that are fully aware of past, present, and future. Ways no human could ever understand or know. His perpective is perfect and unique. And although we may not find the actual physical presence we would from another person, the spiritual level of perfect acceptance and peace is unparalleled by any other relationship.
He is our Savior. Perfect and unique. The one place we are completely known. The hidden places are visible to Him before we even realize they exist. This is the power of a loving and personal relationship with God. It’s powerful. Life changing. Breathtaking. And complete.