All human beings—no matter what nationality, race, or creed—have secrets. Some secrets are fairly harmless and others are very serious, and yet other secrets are actually very dangerous. Most of us fall into having the “fairly harmless” category of secrets.
One important thing to know is that God promises to uncover secrets and hidden things. One way or another, all dark and secret things will be exposed by the Lord. Those of us who follow Jesus Christ need to know this truth and to live in the light of it.
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 Cor 4:5) The word counsels means advice, information, or instruction.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:13) The Lord our God sees everything and knows even the thoughts and intents of our hearts. (Heb 4:12) Even the content of our hearts will be revealed. That’s a sobering thought.
In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops. (Lk 12:1-3, underscoring added)
We all have challenges, desires, disappointments, and heartaches. Most human beings have areas where they are weak, and they may occasionally fail and sin. In all of these things, the Lord cares about us, and wants to help us. As the Bible passage above reminds us, our innermost secrets—which may have been whispered in the dark—will one day be heard by all.
A daily review, before the Lord, is the best way to deal with everything: sins, challenges, secrets, disappointments, etc. Bring it all to the Lord at the end of each day, and ask His forgiveness for sins, and His help and wisdom with problems and heartaches. Seek His hope and grace to carry you through disappointment and heartache.
Above all, whatever secrets you have, share them ALL with the Lord now. Ask Him how to deal with them, and follow His guidance. If you’re having difficulty in hearing from the Lord, go to a wise, mature, and trustworthy brother or sister in Christ, and request their wise input.
We must all learn to live honest, holy, and productive lives that will bring glory and honor to the Lord. Learning how to bring our secrets into the light of the Lord’s love and mercy is an integral part of holy living. Our loving God supplies us with the grace and the ability to accomplish this goal. May God richly bless you.