Psalms 139:23-24 NLT
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”
You can always find people to criticize you–and they don’t really know your heart; they only know you from the outside. God knows all about us. Everything. Our thoughts. Our feelings. Our words even before we speak them. We can ask God to search our hearts and minds and to show us if something needs to change. Because He loves us He does this in a gentle and kind way and only for our good. Because He is all powerful He can give us the strength to change anything He shows us. This verse is a good prayer to use regularly.