Because Sometimes You Want to be Known

Am I the only one who has those moments where they just so desperately want to be known? Really though, I’m asking a rhetorical question because I know that I’m not alone.

Dramatic, party of one.

I desire to be known and loved. And let’s be real: in this season of life right now, it’s not something that’s really present. There are moments where I sit and cry because I feel like no one gets me. I know, I know. Dramatic, party of one. But honestly there are some really raw moments in life where I cry out and ask the Lord what He’s doing, why I feel so unknown, and why I feel so lonely.

I found myself in one of these kinds of moments a few weeks ago. In between the tears, in the midst of trying to put my emotions into words for the sweet friend who was patiently listening to me, I heard that still, small voice whisper this familiar, but often easily forgotten, beautiful truth:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.

I stopped in my tracks. Upon that realization peace filled my heart. And it was in that moment that He reminded me how everything I desire in relation to being known and loved can most fully be found in Him. I mean, who better to know me than the One who created me?  What better love to rest in than His? None. I cannot begin to adequately put into words the peace, the joy, and the rest this bring to my heart’s desire to be known, loved, and accepted. He knows me. He loves me. He sent His Son to die for me.

Beloved, if you are feeling unknown, misunderstood, unloved, and a bit lonely, take heart: there is a powerful, wonderful, loving God who knows you in the deepest way. He loves you, and He is always, always with you. You are His precious daughter, and there is nothing you can ever do that will change His love for you.

You are His precious daughter,
and there is nothing you can ever do that will change His love for you.

So if you are anything like me, and have those moments where you lose sight of how precious you are to Him, if you have those moments where you just don’t understand the season of life you are walking through and feel as though no one knows you, today I invite you to rest in His truth. To rest in the beauty of being fully known and fully loved and accepted by our sweet Savior.

“For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
–Psalm 139:13-14

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