“Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” -Psalm 51:6 (ESV)
I have fallen in love with this verse because it showed me something I genuinely believe in. GOD IS TRUTH, AND HE DELIGHTS IN HONESTY BEFORE HIM. To pour ourselves out before GOD is to come before Him humbly, to come before Him with a heart open ready to hear His voice and really listen to Him, to come before Him with our minds set on Him, to really think about what GOD desires and what He would have us to do, to worship and adore Him “in spirit and in truth.”
Being able to come to God in prayer is a wonderful privilege given to us by Our Creator, and even knowing what we are capable of, He still desires to commune with us.
There is no better place to be than in the presence and in the arms of the Most High God, to be there fully, with our entire being before Him. One of my favorite examples of this is the woman with the alabaster jar. She fell at the feet Jesus worshiping Him, and it didn’t matter who or what was surrounding her. She poured herself out before Christ, and she gave all she had in worship to Him.
Personally, when I ask GOD to restore or renew me, I am reminded of this verse found in Isaiah 30:15, “For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength…'” Those words of that verse have become part of me because I know I find rest and salvation in repentance, and in “quiet confidence” is where I find strength…
And in that place where I meet with Him, I can break open my alabaster box to let Him see all that is there, a place I know that is safe and where I can find healing and restoration and where mercy is granted, grace poured out, joy beyond measure, and more hope found.
And in the “secret heart” that is where God will teach us wisdom and understanding, that place from where emotions, actions, words flow out. GOD gives wisdom to all who ask, and GOD does so generously.
Let Him teach you wisdom in the secret heart. Let Him breathe life into you, and restore what is broken, heal what needs mending, and let Him give you times of refreshing through your genuine repentance and quiet confidence.
It is truly worth it all.
"Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." -Matthew 11:28-30
Linda A. Knowles