You Are Truly Known

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My God; I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You… Your lovingkindness is better than life. – Psalm 63:1, 3

Do you ever wish someone understood, appreciated, respected, and loved you for who you are? This is because you were built for intimacy—a close, deeply satisfying relationship that empowers, edifies, and encourages you to the core.

Unfortunately, sin can prevent you from experiencing the communion you were created for. You may even be seeking comfort or significance from sources that cannot satiate your longings—such as possessions, prominence, or addictions.

King David, the author of Psalm 63, understood this. He had everything a person could desire, but concluded that the only One who could genuinely satisfy his soul was God.

The same is true for you.

The Father created you in His image so you could interact with Him in a profoundly meaningful way that would fulfill your deepest longings.

And it’s as He reveals Himself to you that you discover sincere contentment, the reason for your existence, and hope for your future.

Father, thank You for understanding and loving me for who I am, amen.

In His presence… enjoy being fully known.

Excerpted with permission from Every Day in His Presence by Charles Stanley, copyright Thomas Nelson, 2014.

Your Turn

God created us to be in community with one another, but these relationships were never meant fully satisfy our longings to be known and loved. Contentment is only found in Him. Will you trust God with your heart and deepest longings? Come share with us on our blog! We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

Charles Stanley

Dr. Charles F. Stanley has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta since 1971. He is the author of fifty books with more than 6.5 million copies sold. In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley is broadcast on radio and television in fifty languages around the world.

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