No matter what we’re feeling, God understands us.
In fact, he understands us better than we can imagine.
In the first installment of our Scripture Playlist podcast, we invite you to slow down, grab a pair of headphones, and listen to these powerful verses of the Bible that show us God’s intimate understanding of our hearts.
Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.  You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.
Psalm 139:1-2 TPT
O Jacob, how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40:27-28 NLT
Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin! So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help.
Hebrews 4:15-16 – Contemporary English Version
All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people.
Romans 8:27 – Contemporary English Version
Great is our [majestic and mighty] Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is inexhaustible [infinite, boundless].
Psalm 147:5 – Amplified Bible
For the LORD gives [skillful and godly] wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6 – Amplified Bible
Respect and obey the LORD! This is the beginning of wisdom. To have understanding, you must know the Holy God.
Proverbs 9:10 – Contemporary English Version
Don’t expect anyone else to fully understand both the bitterness and the joys of all you experience in your life.
Proverbs 14:10 – The Passion Translation
Yes, God is mighty, but he despises no one; he understands all things.
Job 36:5 – Christian Standard Bible
God alone is powerful enough to create the earth. He alone is wise enough to put the world together. He alone understands enough to stretch out the heavens.
Jeremiah 51:15 – The Voice
“And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the LORD examines all minds and understands every motive of one’s thoughts.
1 Chronicles 28:9 – New English Translation
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are God Who Sees”; for she said, “Have I not even here [in the wilderness] remained alive after seeing Him [who sees me with understanding and compassion]?”
Genesis 16:13 – Amplified Bible
God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice [of them] and was concerned about them [knowing all, understanding all, remembering all].
Exodus 2:25 – Amplified Bible
Lord, you know and understand all the hopes of the humble and will hear their cries and comfort their hearts, helping them all!
Psalm 10:17 – The Passion Translation
O Lord, you understand my heart’s desire; my groaning is not hidden from you.
Psalm 38:9 – New English Translation
The Spirit of the LORD will be with him to give him understanding, wisdom, and insight. He will be powerful, and he will know and honor the LORD.
Isaiah 11:2 – Contemporary English Version
Look at them! They try to hide things from the LORD. They think he will not understand. They do their evil things in darkness. They tell themselves: “No one can see us. No one will know who we are.”
Isaiah 29:15 – Easy-to-Read Version
The Sovereign LORD has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.
Isaiah 50:4 – New Living Translation
The LORD has given me understanding, and I have not rebelled or turned away from him.
Isaiah 50:5 – Good News Translation
“Then [in the final time] I will give you [spiritual] shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and [true] understanding.
Jeremiah 3:15 – Amplified Bible
But You, O LORD, know me [and understand my devotion to You]; You see me; And You examine the attitude of my heart toward You.
Jeremiah 12:3 – Amplified Bible
but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the LORD who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the LORD.
Jeremiah 9:24 – Amplified Bible