Q: Does God Really Know Me?
The answer to the title’s question is an unequivocal yes! God is omniscient and knows everything about your life. Scripture teaches that “God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being [soul]” (Gen. 2:7). God has known everything about you—from the day you were conceived to the day you will die (Heb. 9:27)—since eternity past.
Reflecting on God’s creation of him, King David wrote, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought. . . . Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written” (Ps. 139:13, 15–16).
In other words, God knitted every cell of your body together. He sovereignly directed your formation and brought you into this world to experience life and His love. Nothing about your creation was by chance or unknown to God.
God’s thoughts of you are precious and immeasurable. David said, “If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand” (v. 18).
Speaking to God, David said, “You have searched [examined] me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether” (vv. 1–4). God knows your every manner, motive, moment, movement, and meditation. He has instant recall of every thought you have and every word you speak.
David said God’s knowledge “is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it” (v. 6). He was overwhelmed by God’s omniscience because his mind could not comprehend that God knew everything about him and all mankind.
Man cannot hide or flee from God (vv. 7–12). Neither death (vv. 7–8), distance (vv. 9–10), nor the darkest place in the universe (vv. 11–12) can hide you from our omnipresent God.
Acutely aware that God knew his every thought, David requested that God intimately examine him and root out all of his secret or unconfessed sins. David prayed that God would lead him into the way of everlasting life (vv. 23–24).
Is this your desire? If so, ask God to lead you in the paths of righteousness and eternal life through Jesus Christ.