The God Who is There
"in all thy ways acknowledge him..."
od not only knows (Omniscience) , He also goes with us (Omnipresence), as well as shows us his power and grace (Omnipotence). He is as close as our beating heart and every breadth we take is His gift to us. He does not hear about our troubles on the radio or as gossip around the water cooler. He was there. He is there. He was there when we were born and will watch us take our last breath. His Omnipresence is His presence, He is here as well as there.
His Omniscience is beyond what we ever thought or think. He Knows. His knowledge is actual as well as factual. He feels my pain. It is true. He feels your pain. As my body is tied together by a million miles of nerve endings and neurons so my brain is continually informed of my emotional and physical condition, every fiber of my being is hardwired into the Omniscience of God. Before we tell the nurse we need more morphine, God has already gaged the degree on our scale of 1-10, knowing our limits and how much we can bear.
When someone is unkind and wounds our heart, God feels the pain in both the bully and the bullied. Judgment day will unroll the details of every act and deed. God knows (no, much more than that), He feels when we feel pain and also pleasure, when it is in our heart to please Him. The perfect man, the Man Christ Jesus “always did those things that please Him.” He described real “pleasure.” And even when He was “forsaken” on the Cross, Christ as God Himself, felt the pains of Hell and the end and consequence of sin, on display was God’s Omniscience and Omnipotence. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. There is a presence in omnipresence.
It is when we become born again and receive a “new nature,” that we become aware of the pain we have caused Him. And all the grief as well, when we ignored His will. Loving God with all our heart and loving our neighbor as our self, not only makes spiritual sense, but it is “God working in [us] both to will and to do His good pleasure.”
When God asked Cain as to the where-abouts and welfare of his brother Abel, not only did He already know, He felt the blow, and when Cain feigned ignorance, not only was the bloodstained ground crying out for justice, Cain struck the Almighty Himself. “When saw we thee hungry and fed thee not….” Jesus will unmask Himself on Judgment Day and the guilty will be “dumbfounded” and open not their mouth. “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, lean not unto thy own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path” (Prov. 3:5-7. He knows thy path. Whatever you are going through now, God knows, God Goes, and God shows us the way. -id