Luke 8:17 (NKJV) 17 “For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.
God can tell you whatever you need to know. Conversely, He can keep stuff from you, you need not know. When my husband was in the far country, I didn’t know there was another woman involved. He told me there wasn’t and I believed him. All his friends knew, but no one said anything to me. Now we know that’s because I wasn’t ready for that information. It would’ve hardened my heart, and God was trying to soften me. I’m so thankful for His mercy!
The first indication of another woman I had was a dream I now know the Lord gave me. It upset me so much, I woke up searching our cell phone statements looking for any calls or texts to unknown numbers. Do you know they were there, but I couldn’t find them! I wasn’t ready for the truth yet. God was preparing me. I remember later the Lord asking me if I would stand if another woman came along. I thought He meant down the road in the future, but I searched my heart and decided I would. Once that was established, the Lord saw fit to let My husband reveal the truth to me. He was astounded at my serenity and especially at the love and compassion I demonstrated to him. I explained that the Lord had been revealing the truth to me and that I would still stand and wait for him. Isn’t God great? That wasn’t me at all and my husband knew it! It was a great testimony to how God can change hearts.
Now let me fast forward to our restoration. My husband had moved back home and ended the relationship with the OW. He said he had stopped talking to her, but that wasn’t entirely true. Although their relationship was over, a brief communication took place. His feelings for her had changed and he felt like it would only hurt me to know about it. However, the Lord intervened again to reveal the truth. God showed us both that HE had power over truth. We needed to see that nothing can be hidden that God wanted revealed. That causes a lot of accountability if you think about it!
From that day on, he promised to always tell me the truth even if it hurt me. And after watching God protect me multiple times, I trusted that.
We don’t have to mistrust others. We don’t need to accuse them. We don’t even need to be detectives searching for evidence against those who aren’t being honest. All we have to do is put our trust in God. He WILL reveal ALL that we need to know! If we take care of God’s business, He’ll take care of ours.