When you were younger, did you play the game of hide and seek? If so, you probably picked what you thought was the best hiding spot so that no one could find you. If found then you’d lose the game in a way because then you’d be “it”. Sometimes we try to play hide and seek with God. We hide because of the things we are doing that may not be pleasing to God. We think if God “finds us” or finds that area that we’re not doing so good in we lose. Jeremiah 23:23-24 (AMP) tells us,
“Am I a God who is at hand,” says the Lord. “And not a God far away?”
“Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him?” Says the Lord. “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
God’s word here tells us that no matter where we try to hide God is there! God sees it all and knows it all before we even think it. He knows what’s in us. He knew us before we were even conceived in our mother’s womb. He chose us with our flaws and all. What makes God so cool is that knowing all of this even our deepest thoughts that go against His will he still loves us. 1 John 1:9 says,
But if we confess our sins to him,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Before we even confess God is already waiting to forgive us and welcome us back into His loving arms. God’s love for us is so unconditional, crazy, indescribable, overwhelming and never ending. There is nothing we can do, think or say that will cause God to stop loving us! Whatever you think you’re hiding from God, you’re actually not. He’s just waiting on you to bring it to Him so He can love you through it. God is willing to love us right while we’re in the middle of whatever even when the actions are not pleasing to Him. Don’t run from God, run to him. Let his love wash away whatever you’re carrying. Confess it now, come out of hiding and be loved.
Epic Student Ministries
Lindsay Jenkins – Ministry Team