3.15.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 43. He knows.

Matthew 6:8 says this: “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

Knows what we need before we ask. Knows us better than we know ourselves. Kind of hard to imagine yet….true.

God does not need, want, or ask for mindlessly repeated prayers. We don’t need to use just the right words for Him to understand.

Romans 8:26 says:

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”

Even when we don’t have the words…He knows.

What we do need is to communicate in sincerity and humility. God knows what we need before we even ask. We can speak to Him simply and openly, and He will hear, understand, and respond.

Hebrews 4:15–16 says this:

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

He knows. He’s been there. He’s seen it all and knows what we’re feeling, thinking, contemplating and how we’ll react.

Trust Him. Surrender to Him in it all.

He knows.


  1. Peggy F on March 15, 2021 at 3:32 am

    He Knows !!! And He tells us this in so many ways, in Psalm 103 , we are told to Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits, Who forgives all our iniquities, Who heals all our diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns us with loving kindness, and tender mercies, And satisfies our mouth with good things so our youth is renewed like the eagles! And Psalm 139 Throughout the whole psalm he tells us how He knows ” everything” about us…..O Lord, You have searched me and known me, You know my sitting down and rising up………Where can I go from your Spirit? or where can I flee from Your Presence……..and continues to let us know…….how deeply He knows and loves us so !!!! And Psalm 20 4/ May He grant you according to your hearts desire, and fulfill all your purpose…Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed, He will answer from His holy heaven………..

    .. A very favorite song/ psalm of mine, is from Psalm 20, written by Jerry Williams of Harvest fame, and he explains that when he prayed psalm 20, as a songwriter and psalmist this came out so clear to him……..Its a song I love to sing, and goes like this, ……” May the Lord answer all your prayers, when you struggle and with fear, in His Name He’ll see you through, May you find, in His sanctuary , strength, to rise up in faith again, and believe that He is with you, May He grant you according to your hearts desires , and complete what He started in you, ………and this is the bridge that came to me tonight when reading this devotion……..” For I know that He knows you, and I know that He hears you, and I know from His throne He’ll send the answer, and I Know that He loves you, and I know that He wants you, and I know , you know He’ll always answer, for I know, you know, He Knows, you know…… He knows !!………I just love that song!! Yes , He Knows !!!!!

    • Margaret K on March 15, 2021 at 5:45 am


    • Dave Pettigrew on March 16, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Peggy. Such great thoughts here. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Patti S on March 15, 2021 at 7:10 am

    First thing I thought, whose the ‘them’? Then I remembered.

    Second was the repetition of ‘he knows’. Beautiful.

    Third, trust. That’s taken time for me to relax into that. But He has been consistent and so kind.

    Because of Him.

  3. Cynthia M on March 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

    God is amazingly absolutely GOOD! HALLELUJAH

    • Dave Pettigrew on March 16, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Cynthia. So true. He is a good good God and so good to us each and every day.

  4. Suzanne R on March 15, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    “He knows” Absolutely amazing. I love it.

    • Dave Pettigrew on March 16, 2021 at 11:31 am

      Thanks Suzanne…Appreciate you reading. So glad you’re enjoying!

  5. Sherri H on March 15, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    definitely HE KNOWS!! thank you God for loving me with ALL you know about me –I trust YOU with my life. I surrender ALL to YOU .

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