There is a truth that we all want to deny. This truth concerns the inner self. We want to deny and deceive ourselves about the inner hurt, anger, or doubts we have. We try to hide these things from the world, our friends, our families, and even those closest to us. We look inside and we don’t like the struggles that we see between doing what is right (God’s law, our conscience) and doing what is wrong.
So our best option, or what seems to be our best option is to keep these secret things from being exposed. This is not the best option because there is One, our Lord God the Father who knows all things even your secret things. We can try to hide and may be success in hiding these secret things from others but God knows our inner heart nothing is hidden from Him.
“You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” (Psalm 139:1–4).
These secret things become a load, a burden that will crush us under the weight of trying to hide these secret things. Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” God is already watching you try to carry that load and every day you add more secret things to this load and the burden becomes even greater. Oh, another word that describes these secret things is sin. Jesus died to take your sins, your secret things. This is what God wants to do for you.