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Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:29:38 -0700 (PDT)
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COLUMN: REALITY CHECK

Nobody Knows
 by Stan Mitchell

You no doubt remember that beautiful Spiritual, "Nobody
knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows but Jesus."

The inner chambers of the FBI and CIA are not as
secretive and private as the human heart!

"The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger
shares its joy" (Proverbs 14:10, ESV).

A loving and understanding friend is an undeniable
blessing, but even the most intuitive friend is limited
by human frailties. He cannot know our deepest sorrow,
nor can he share our greatest joys. 

There is only one individual who can read the heart, 
and his blessing is to be sought beyond all else.

"Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord; how much
more the hearts of the children of man!" (Proverbs
15:11).

There are times when it's as well that others can't
read our heart's deepest feelings; those fragile
feelings aren't safe in their hands. But the one who
does see even our deepest longings and fears would have
us know that they are safe in his hands.

Somebody knows; it's Jesus!

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