Across the Preacher’s Desk: The Lord Knows

Tim PerkinsJanuary 14, 2022 - In John chapter 21, Jesus has prepared breakfast by the Sea of Galilee for his disciples. After breakfast, Jesus and Peter had a conversation. The Lord asked Simon if he loved Him. The third time, Peter was grieved and said, “Lord Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee” (John 21:17).

Think about that statement, “Lord, Thou knowest all things”. You see, Jesus knows and Jesus Cares. He knows our every step. He knows our every desire and our every purpose. We have a Lord who knows and who understands.

Say that to yourself and say it often. The Lord knows. He knows our struggles and our hardships. He knows when we face adversity and sorrow. He knows when life deals harshly with us. He knows the burdens we bear and the deep waters we must sometimes pass through. Remember, Paul passed through many trials, and yet he came to the end of his life and said, “I know whom I have believed” (II Timothy 1:12) He further said in II Timothy 4:8 “there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness”. It was also Paul who wrote, “All things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28.)

So, whether we are young or old, whether we are in the valley or on the mountaintop, let us ever keep in mind the undeniable truth that God knows, He loves and He cares. Say it, say it often and believe it, “The Lord knows.”

It’s something to think about… tbp

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