Hiding from God
Have you ever done something that you were ashamed of or that you knew was wrong, and then tried to hide it from others? Maybe you have lied to cover up a mistake, or maybe you have kept a secret that you were afraid to share. While it might be tempting to try to hide our sins and mistakes from others, the truth is that we cannot hide them from God.
The Bible teaches us that God sees everything – nothing is hidden from him. In Psalm 139:7-12, David writes, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
This passage reminds us that there is nowhere we can go to escape God’s presence or his sight. He sees everything, and he knows our thoughts, our actions, and our hearts.
So, what does this mean for us as believers? It means that we can’t hide our sins from God. No matter how hard we try to cover them up or keep them hidden, he sees everything and knows everything. This can be a scary thought, but it is also a reminder that we have a loving and forgiving God who is ready to restore and heal us when we confess our sins and turn to him for help.
In John 3:20, Jesus says, “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” This passage tells us that those who are living in sin and darkness are afraid of the light, because they know that the light will reveal their wrongdoing. But for those of us who are followers of Jesus, we are called to walk in the light and to be open and honest about our sins and mistakes. When we confess our sins to God and to others, we open ourselves up to his forgiveness, his healing, and his guidance.
So, if you are struggling with sin and are tempted to hide it from others, I encourage you to remember that you can’t hide it from God. Instead, turn to him in repentance and ask for his forgiveness and help. Seek the guidance and support of other believers, and commit to living a life of honesty and integrity. Remember, what is done in darkness will eventually be brought to the light.