Secrets, they can bring extreme joy to your life or extreme pain. Which one is it for you or have you carried both?
For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
I’ve kept many secrets. Holding on to the secret of an upcoming child, of the celebration of a birthday party, of what Santa brought and many more that brought joy to my life and the lives of others. But I’ve also had secrets of hiding my sins and of painful memories. These secrets can eat away at our flesh, our soul and our joy. They will deteriorate the relationships you have with others and with God.
At times we are to keep secrets, things that will slander others and bring great harm.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
They are simply part of our day to day life. But never are we to think that we are keeping secrets from God. He already knows without us uttering a sound. We are to rejoice with Him in our joyful secrets and we are to allow Him to heal our painful ones. For those secrets that could slander the reputation of others, He is also the one to share those with. He will give you wisdom on how to carry those so that the other will allow Him to heal them.
They may have a purpose for a while but they are never to be kept hidden forever.
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Lord, thank You for being my safe place for all my secrets. Amen!