What are you trying to hide?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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“Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.
(Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV))

Why do we seem to ignore this?

All too often, we think that no one will see the things that we do that are less than ideal. We try to hide the shortcomings that we have. To make matters even worse, we will do unimaginable things to hide the sins that we commit. We will start off with something that is bad and in the process of trying to hide it, we will commit things that are far worse than the original misdeed. We try to hide everything that we are ashamed of.

Perhaps it is human nature, after all, take a look at Adam and Eve after the fall from grace. They hid in the garden and tried to cover up their sin.

Over the course of human history, nothing has changed even to this day. We all do things that are less than what we would like, and then we do even worse things trying to cover them up. God sees it all. We cannot hide anything from Him. Just as He knew the fall of Adam and Eve, He knows all of our sins as well. We cannot hide anything from Him.

There is a saying that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. We all need to take this to heart.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))

Admission goes a long way. It takes hold of the heart and turns you toward God. It makes you realize that you are not bigger than your sin and that you need help. It eventually leads to salvation for those who accept God’s gift of grace and mercy that was freely given through the atoning blood of His Son, Jesus.

Are you still trying to hide?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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