1 Chronicles 17:18 God Knows You

What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant, 1 Chronicles 17:18

Friends often know their friends and are known by their friends. Co-workers may know the others they work around. After the close friends and co-workers, most people do not know each other.

It is an amazing thing when someone of very high position or popularity knows a person outside of the high positions and popularity. Many people take great pride when someone famous knows them by name or that they are actually friends.

God had just told David about the future of his family line. David was speechless and said that God knew him, His servant. There are two different levels of knowing a person.

The most common level is that one knows the person’s name and a little about who he is or what he does. This is commonly seen in the workplace. All one really knows about someone else is what is seen at the workplace, church or some other common meeting place.

Others know each other as friends and know a lot more about each other. At this level, they know what the person likes, where he lives and some details about his life. Very few attain this level with many people.

Believers may or may not have many friends who really know them here on this earth, but every one of them are known by God in the most intimate way possible. God knows every thought and even the number of hairs on one’s head. He knows and understands the desires one has and the struggles one is going through.

This is the God who created the heavens and earth who knows the believer. He is higher and greater than anyone else on this earth. Believers can be amazed and rejoice in knowing God knows them individually.

Whether you believe in God or not, He knows you more than anyone else can possibly know you. As a believer, you can rest in this fact knowing that God also knows what is best for you and knows your past, present and future.

Put your trust in God and be amazed at how well God knows you. Listen to God and allow Him to be in control, then give Him praise when you see Him do great things in and through you because He really does know you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know how much God really knows you; that you will hear what God says of your life; that you will trust God’s guidance in your life; and that you will give God praise for what He says and does.

Genesis 8:1 God Remembers You

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1

Being remembered is something that most people like. No one likes it when they go up to someone that they know and the person does not remember them.

Not being remembered will often give a person a sense of worthlessness or no value. Many people fall into great depression because they feel that no one remembers them or recognizes them as a person.

After being on being on the ark, in a storm, for forty days, as the earth was flooded, God remembered Noah and all the animals with him. God then began to dry up the earth and remove the flooded water.

One of the greatest feelings that a person feels when going through a bad situation is that he is all alone, and no one remembers him. Often it is the feeling that no one else knows or understands what he is going through.

Some believers tend to feel this way. They feel as though God has forgotten them and is out helping someone else. All that can be seen and felt is the tough situation that is in their immediate world.

God never leaves a person completely alone. He never leaves or forsakes a person, even when in the most difficult of times. However, He does allow trials and tribulations to come into one’s life that may appear as though He abandoned him.

Once the trial has done its work, God remembers the person and sets things right again. It may not be back to what it was, but it is in a new place on the journey of life towards heaven. The believer needs to trust God through the trial in life and know that God remembers him.

At some point you will have a flood of trials and tribulations in your life that may appear to go for forty days and nights. Do not lose hope in God. He will not abandon or forsake you.

Lean on the promises of God, knowing that He loves you and works all things for your good. You are not forgotten by God but are being held in the palm of His hand, being conformed into the image of Jesus through these trials and tribulations.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s promises to you; that you will know God’s presence in your life each day; that you will trust God’s work in your life; and that God will strengthen you during every trail that comes your way.