Mysteries and Secrets 12

This post is Day 12 in a series of studies about “Mysteries and Secrets”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 12

Psalm 44:20-21

If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god, would not God have discovered it, since He knows the secrets of the heart?

The Thought

Secrets and mysteries appear all through the Bible, and reading it regularly can convince us that The Lord knows the secrets of our hearts. It is sometimes surprising for all of us to find that a verse, often one read by chance, can speak to our present situation. Many long-term believers will tell you that once you are a Christian, NOTHING happens by chance! In our verse today the psalmist confirms this for us. But sadly, this confirmation is full of self righteousness, and complaints against God.

This psalm comes from the heart of David who was in distress about the situation that God’s people were living through at that time. It is a plea for a miracle, that David knows God is more than capable of performing (Psalm 44:2-3). David’s past victories and those of the People of Israel give him confidence and encourage his plea for help.


Read this psalm today and note how David reminds the Lord of what He has accomplished in the past (Psalm 44:1-3), then he makes it personal, confessing that David himself can do nothing without The Lord (Psalm 44:4-8). This is followed by several verses telling us how David feels about the present situation (Psalm 44:9-16). Several verses full of self righteousness follow (Psalm 44:17-22). The last few verses are a heartfelt plea for help based on the fact that God loves His people.

Ask yourself how confident you are that God can do what you are asking of Him. Are you trying to “pray yourself into faith”? Or do you really believe He listens and answers?

Part of our growing in faith process is often learning to wait when God doesn’t answer our prayers at the time we would like. Sometime in the future, we might be happy it worked that way!

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