Sometimes I find myself going over “what if’s” in my mind, contemplating how things might be different if only some circumstance had been changed or my heart had been in a different avenue of mind. As I’m going over the various scenarios, thinking through the things that had been in my control to have done differently, I’m reminded that “God Knew”. He knew exactly what I would do, the steps I would take, and the results that would cone from each of my choices. Nothing about my life took Him by surprise, nothing that happened caused Him to rethink who I would become, He already knew. He knew me from before my heart began to beat, before I took my first breath, before I took my first step, before I called out to Him for salvation, “He Knew” and He loved me.
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
“Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?” Job 31:4
He saw me through all of my choices both good and bad, He knew each path that I would take. He knew the choices that would lead me to a place of brokenness, and He already had a plan in place to heal me, making me whole again.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3
“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.” Isaiah 45:2-3
Even when the paths I take become crooked and distorted, God can straighten the way before me, making a way for me to find my way back to Him.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.” 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
“And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.” Isaiah 49:5
He formed me for His purpose knowing the way I would chose and the purpose that would rise from my choices to be used to bring honor to Him. He knew the person I would become, the brokenness that He would heal and the plan that would be fulfilled in me through Him.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6
Because of the confidence I have in Him, I need not look back wondering “what if”, I look forward knowing that my future is in Him for “He knew”.
“Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.” I Samuel 12:24