Do you have secrets? Thought so. Me too. We think our secrets are confidential, ours alone. They are private for no one else. Secrets are personal. They are things we want concealed. There are good secrets, like a surprise gift. Then there are the ugly ones we do not want to talk about.
Some secrets are embarrassing. We hold these private because they might embarrass us. Some secrets are painful. They hurt too much to share.
There are the mega secrets. These are embarrassing and painful. We want no exposure on these.
We keep secrets about our lies, our thefts, our bitter anger, our lusts and how we resent others. We live with ugly secrets.
We fear what others may think. We fear what others may say. So, we keep secrets.
We keep our secrets so well that we get used to the ugliness of some of them. We fool ourselves. We think our secrets aren’t so bad.
There are times when being able to escape to a thundercloud to hide alone seems good. Other times it seems perfect to escape to a wilderness. These places seem like safe ones for secrets. It is not possible to hide secrets in either place.
Why do we delude ourselves thinking we can keep secrets?
Yes, we may keep others from knowing our biggest embarrassments and greatest hurts. Truth is, we cannot keep secrets. Not one, ever. Every human secret from the beginning of time to now is known. God knows them all. He knows all of yours and all of mine.
“Can anyone hide from me in a secret place?
Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24.
Even if you could hide in a thundercloud or a wilderness-God is there, always. There are no secrets with God.
But wait, since no one can hide from God, no one can keep a secret from God, consider the other truth: all-knowing God loves us. Why keep a secret from God? His love is perfect, never-failing. He forgives; all, always, forever. Tell Him your secrets. He waits for you to share your burdens. Give your secrets to God. Run to Him with your secrets. There isn’t one He does not already know about. You can be free of your secret burdens.