Daniel, God's Character, Paul

God Knows Our Hearts

Sometimes, I just want God to fix the things that I think are broken in my life. I am not looking at it the right way.  I need to surrender to the Lord and praise everything that he does in my life, even if its not what I thought I wanted. The Lord can answer prayers in unexpected ways.

The Lord has indeed answered my prayers with everything that I needed, including things that I didn’t know that I needed or wanted. God is like that. When we trust in God, God will take care of everything for us.

If I truly trust in the Lord, I need to bring my petitions before the Lord. I need to trust in God to listen to my concerns, and God will work in good and perfect ways in my life.

If I think that I know what is best, I am being arrogant. Pride is not a good look. When I think I know what God should do, I am trusting in my own mind, not in God. When we walk in pride, God is able to put us back into our place.

And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.
–Daniel 4:37 (NKJV)

So, I have to let it go and give it all to God. I may not want something to happen. I mean really, really not want something to happen! However, I have to trust that God has a perfect plan.

I have to not judge others. The Lord will come and bring to light the hidden things in the darkness. The Lord will reveal the true intentions in our hearts. If we are good and pure, God will praise us.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.
–1 Corinthians 4:5 (NKJV)

It is so reassuring to know that God will praise us. No matter what the people in the world are saying to us or about us, it does not matter. God knows our hearts.

We have to let go of what we can see and trust in the Lord. The Lord can see all the deep and hidden things. God can see what is in our hearts.

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