“You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” –Psalm 51:6
Would you rather have the ability to fly or to sometimes be invisible? When I was first asked this question, I thought it was a no-brainer. Flying would be fun, but invisibility seemed like the more strategic choice. If I were invisible, I could solve complex mysteries, outsmart the bad guys, and figure out what people really think of me.
That’s what I thought at first, but soon I changed my mind. I don’t trust myself to be invisible! My curiosity would tempt me to listen to conversations that I shouldn’t listen to. I’d try to use my superpower for good, but the ethics would get too tricky. At the end of the day, I’d rather be able to fly.
That being said, there’s something very natural about wanting to have access to inside information. As human beings, we want to know what’s really going on, who people really are, and what we should really do. We want the mysteries of life to be slightly less mysterious.
He wants to disabuse our minds of the toxic lies that cause us to stumble and suffer.
Although God doesn’t answer all our questions, He does give us access to inside truth. Jesus promised His disciples: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13, NLT). God is eager to share the specific truths we need in order to heal and flourish. He provides valuable “inside information,” helping us to see both the present and the future more clearly.
King David once prayed: “You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). David had rejected God’s truth, choosing to believe the lie that sin would satisfy. But God found a creative way to bring the truth back to David’s heart.
God wants to reveal inside information to each one of us personally. Day by day, He tries to send messages of encouragement, healing, forgiveness, and guidance to the “hidden parts” of our minds and hearts. He wants to disabuse our minds of the toxic lies that cause us to stumble and suffer. Jesus’ promise is true: “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
Elise studies theology at Andrews University. A registered nurse, her background is in health ministry and resource development. She is the coauthor of Goodbye Diabetes, Diabetes Undone and graduated from ARISE in 2007.