Known and Loved

No one on this earth knows you like you do. No one knows every memory you hold, every thought you think, every dream you tuck away. No one feels that painful lump in your throat when you’re fighting back tears, and no one knows exactly what it does to you when you hear a certain song or see a breathtaking sunset. No one on this earth knows. But the One who made this earth knows you from the inside out… delights in your particular, quirky laugh… feels all the joy that moves through you… sits with you in silence when you have no words… and hears exactly what you’re saying with your heart. Find peace in that today, dear one. Especially if you’re feeling disconnected, misunderstood, or underappreciated. You are known. Every little bit of you. And you are loved just exactly as you are.

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know Me. (John 10:14 NIV)

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. (Psalm 139:1 KJV)

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)

I will be with you always, even until the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20 CEV)

It’s an indescribable gift to be known and loved by You, exactly as I am. My heart is forever Yours, Lord Jesus.

This is an excerpt from Less Hustle, More Jesus by Shanna Noel - a devotional book released by DaySpring publishing.  Learn more about this book, or shop other books & devotionals from DaySpring.