I love featuring the writing of others when their words really speak to me. And that is certainly always true of the writings of Jean Wilund, whose blog “Join the Journey” I highly recommend.
I love thinking, meditating, and talking about God’s character–His qualities. In Jean’s recent post, she wrote about God’s Omniscience: his “All-Knowing.” Jean graciously gave me permission to share her thoughts with you. Be blessed and go to her blog to receive more blessings: www.JeanWilund.com.
God: The Ultimate Know-It-All
How Understanding God’s Omniscience Makes a Difference Today
by Jean Wilund
Our cat, Abi, loves our dog, Justice.
Justice fears Abi.
It probably stems from Justice’s first night in our home seven years ago. Our previous cat, Noir, jumped on his head and attempted to shred his face.
Noir didn’t understand this new dog would never hurt her. She was only defending herself.
But now because of the trauma, Justice can’t understand the new cat, Abi, won’t hurt him. The previous trauma from Noir was still impacting Justice’s understanding.
So, for the last seven years, Justice squirms away in fear whenever Abi rubs against his legs. He still hasn’t changed his understanding of Abi’s intentions.
What we know and understand makes a difference.
Understanding God is All-Knowing prompts 5 truths that can make a difference for us today:
1. Gives Us Perfect Peace in a Fear-Inducing World
Like Noir, this world will shred our face at times. In fact, it already has. But we have nothing to fear with God on our side. He has all the inside information.
The One in charge knows every detail of all that’s going on around the world. And His All-Knowing is combined with His All-Loving, All-Power, and All-Wisdom.
He will give us light to see and understand all we need in His perfect timing.
Our job is to walk in the light He’s already given us, trusting Him for more as we pray and obey.
2. Removes Our Need to Defend Ourselves
We live in a world that’s easily offended. Tolerance no longer means “to disagree without being disagreeable.” Our culture is ready to fight at the smallest slight.
God is our defender. “Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it” (Psalm 37:5)
Rather than putting up fists to fight, kneel down in prayer. Then stand and walk in a manner that reflects the Truth of who Christ is — our All-Knowing defender.
3. Removes our Need to Hide from God
Before we were ever born, God knew everything we’d ever do or say.
Everything you’d say and do. And He still chose to create you.
We never have to hide in shame from God. He knows it all and loves you.
Choose to believe Him and trust in Him rather than run and hide. He’ll give you the power to turn from every hurtful way. His grace is abounding. But it must be received.
4. Gives us Courage to Face Tomorrow
God knows what we can handle.
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
~ Psalm 103:14 NASB
My friend’s child learned this verse in Sunday School when she was very young. The child then turned around and taught her mom saying, “God knows that we are butt dust.”
Well, I guess that’s a different way of looking at who we truly are!
I’ve heard it said many times God will never put anything on us we can’t handle, to which I say, “Wrong!”
He knows we need to reach the end of ourselves before we’ll look to Him and trust in Him.
Whenever the fire of your situation feels too hot, remember Jesus is with you just as He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3). He’ll never leave you.
5. Gives Us Strength in Our Oops Moments
We all make mistakes, but God never does. He never says Oops! Not even when He lets us make a mistake.
Or when He lets our child make a mistake. That huge mistake.
Don’t worry or fret. Ask forgiveness if your “mistake” was actually a bad choice, but then walk in the freedom of God’s forgiveness and omniscience.
And if it’s your child, remember, God knows what they did, and He’s more than able to care for them — or deal with them. He loves them even more than you do.
Which aspect of God’s “Know it all-ness” do you want to concentrate on today?
Jean Wilund is a writer, teacher, and blogger, passionate about coffee, and more importantly, taking others along with her on a journey through the life-giving truths in God’s Word. Jean and her husband of over 30 years, live in Lexington, SC and are the proud parents of three children.
Connect with Jean on her blog (www.JeanWilund.com), on Facebook, on Pinterest, and on Twitter (@JeanWilund).
Thank you, Jean, for sharing such encouraging truth with us. I praise God for you and your wisdom. Keep up the great work for God’s glory.
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