The Person Who Recognizes Your Brave Face


UnmaskedGod knows what you are thinking and feeling 24/7.  No matter what you say to Him in prayer, or whether you are trying to avoid talking to Him, He still hears you.  This can be a little bit daunting at times.

Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
3 You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.

7 Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

Things are a little bit different though with other people.  Short of someone with psychic powers, people can not really know how you are feeling unless you tell them.  Of course, if you are in tears someone might guess that you are sad, frightened, or depressed.  But if you have the mask of strength on and say you are fine you can go undetected quite easily.

Luckily most of us have one or two people in our lives who are able to see us behind our masks.  These people who call us on our attempts to hide our emotions are the ones who are our truest friends and we should hang on to them tightly!  I think that these people may be sent to us by God, perhaps they are God’s way of giving us a much needed hug.

I may not do it often enough, but today I am thanking God for those family members and four friends in my life who can tell when I need help!

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