Have you ever done anything with good intentions, but it was misunderstood? Or you really tried to do something well, and it either wasn’t appreciated or it was taken the wrong way? Has anyone ever second guessed your goodwill or judged you for your actions?
Yes, there are many times when we sin and our accusers are correct, but there are also many times when other people don’t understand. People like to judge motives. Sometimes there is an element of truth in what they say, but sometimes they are just plain wrong.
The only way to truly see who we are is to bring our lives before Jesus.At the end of the day, we take our moments into our hands and raise them up to Heaven. We say, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” (Ps 139:23-24).
And you know what? He understands!
Isn’t that what we long for? To be understood? Motives and plans and actions and words often can get so jumbled up in human relationships,what we really want is to be understood.
I paused there in reading that familiar Psalm in order to look up the word “understand.” Do you know what it means? It means understand! Yes, deep, I know. To discern, know, consider.
No one around may understand. They may misconceive, judge, criticize, mock. But take your thoughts and your heart and your desires and bring them to Jesus. Speak truthfully to Him. He understands.