WORD OF THE DAY IS HIDDEN

Ps 69:4-5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you. Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs on my head. Many enemies try to destroy me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal.

We all sin but David was persecuted and harassed by people with no justifiable reason to destroy him. He felt humiliated and ashamed thinking he had sinned against God.  He prayed and cried out to God and still their scorn heaped on him, however it was for God’s sake, not for his own.  As children, we have felt the humiliation on getting “caught with our hand in the cookie jar”, but for us it is even harder to experience suffering for doing something right.

As a new Christian this happened to me. I allowed someone in our singles group to move into my extra bedroom but never mentioned it to anyone. Weeks later a friend asked about the situation because God revealed it to him. I confirmed the truth and felt humiliated. I realized doing right gave the perception of wrong. Together we found somewhere else for him to live.

God knows our heart; there are no secrets from him. David speaks for all, who suffer indignity or insults for our loyalty to God. Everything we go through, God knows. He gives us strength to endure whatever life throws our way. Without struggle, we may never know who we truly are or of what we are capable.

You may think your sins are concealed. However, nothing is hidden from God. Everything is temporary. God will expose everything so be vigilant, cry out for God to reveal your hidden sins to you before he reveals it to others.

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