God Knows Every Detail

         My husband and I like to watch the police dramas on television. We’re fans of NCIS (both cities), CSI (all cities), The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, and the like. The crime labs depicted on these shows are so sophisticated that a criminal is doomed from the start if he but breathed the air in the vicinity of the crime. Every minute detail – fingerprints, hair, clothing fibers, shoe impressions, soil samples, paint chips, gunshot residue, voice recognition software, blood stains, the ever-popular DNA evidence, and even bugs at the scene – all conspire to catch the crook.

          In comparison, we have a God who is even better at keeping up with every detail of our lives than the most well-equipped crime lab ever could. Matthew10:30says, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (NKJ). And Psalm 56:8 says, “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” (NKJ)

          The neat thing about God knowing every detail is that He’s not gathering up evidence to destroy us. The evidence He compiles is for our protection. He knows each hurt, so he gathers our tears to comfort us. He knows each trial we’ll face, so He assures us that He’s so close that not a hair from our heads will fall without His watchful and defensive eye. Every other possible detail about our life we can imagine, God gathers, knows about, and cares about. Now that’s a lab about which to be glad.

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©2012 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

~ by sanewriter on June 16, 2012.

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