The God Who Sees You
7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:“You are now pregnant , and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael,[a] for the Lord has heard of your misery.12 He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward[b] all his brothers.”13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen[c] the One who sees me.” – Gen 16:7-13
I was sitting on the phone listening to a book I just happen to download several weeks before when it grabbed me, “the God who sees you”. Wow, really God!
It was a challenging day. I was trying to catch an earlier plane with my family, and I was turned around at the gate and told I had to take a later flight, I had about 2 hours sleep, the check that I was waiting for had not arrived, the hotel room was more expensive than it was supposed to be. My family had arrived safely only to get to the hotel and find another problem I had not anticipated. Great, just great! Things were just not going according to plan, and I was upset and angry. Not only did I feel like God could not see me if He did see me clearly He wasn’t listening to what I was saying. God this is just not right, and this is just not fair!
I thought to myself this day has just got to get better! I ate breakfast, went home and took a nap. When I got up I organized my things because I had only had time to throw my things in a bag that morning and I had no idea if I matched let alone was prepared for my trip. I went grocery shopping, so my husband could have a special meal, and some of his favorite foods in the fridge, I finished shopping just in time to unpack groceries and leave! The casual ride to the airport and the Joyce Meyer CD’s I listened to echoed one message in my ears, forgive and move on. I barely made my plane, reaching my seat at the last minute, but at least I made it. This was not my vision of the day at all.
Perhaps you’ve had a day like this too, nothing seems to be going right, you are frustrated and tired, worn down and disgusted. You might be thinking okay God, do you see what is happening here. Hello! Hello! Do you hear me? It is in this very minute and very second that not only does God hear you, but He is orchestrating your very steps. Just like Hagar sitting in her desperate, and broken hearted state, God hears and He comforts in His way and in His time. Perhaps He sends and angel to tell you to hold on, or perhaps you are on a plane listening to an audiobook, when the words grab your attention, and remind you of the awesome and ever present power and presence of God. In a world where it is easy to feel invisible, there is not and always will be a God who sees you. Nothing has slipped by Him, He has seen it all and out of what seems like nowhere, in His own timing, He shows up! So no matter what, remember He is the God who sees you, and take pleasure in knowing the joy and blessing in that!
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