Only someone who is very foolish thinks that they can hide something from God! We can’t even hide our thoughts from God.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. (Ps 139:1-2 NKJV) This verse from Scripture says that God knows all of our actions as well as our thoughts.
I know where you live, how you go out and come in, and how you rage against me. (2 Kgs 19:27 CEB) The Lord is even aware of when we’re angry with Him.
. . . the Lord—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath. (Ps 94:11 ESV)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:13 NIV) EVERYTHING that concern each and every one of us is revealed to God.
If we had forgotten the name of our God or lifted our hands to a foreign god, wouldn’t God find out since he knows the secrets of the heart? (Ps 44:20-21 ISV) God knows the very secrets of our hearts.
So what can we do about this truth from the Bible? How can we repent before God for our sinful thoughts, and go forward in a righteous way?
Ask God to forgive you for any thoughts that you can remember that He would recognize as sin—or that you know are sinful.
Next, ask Him to give you the grace to remember that He knows your every thought. Also, try to remember that God never leaves you nor forsakes you.
The Lord, the Holy Spirit, is constantly with each and every one of us. He doesn’t leave when we enter a tavern, a drug party or a movie theater showing an immoral movie. He is right there with us; and if we remember that, it will help us to live in a way that will bring God glory.
If we remember that God knows our EVERY thought, and that He is with us AT ALL TIMES, we will have the grace that we need to face these temptations and to resist them to the glory of God. In this way, and many more, the Lord becomes our strength.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13) Praise God!