Genesis 16:13 NKJV - "The she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, 'Have I also here seen Him who sees me?'"
Yesterday we began to look at Hagar, the house maid to Sarai, Abram's wife. She was put in a difficult relationship and forced into a situation she couldn't control. She was treated with contempt and eventually she attempted to flee from her trouble. When she felt utterly alone, God stepped in. He was aware of all that happened and He made the move to meet her where she was. Our Daily Verse of yesterday said that the Angel of the Lord, God Himself, told her to go back to her mistress. She was to submit to all her mistress wanted and Hagar eventually did return. But she wasn't alone! God went with her.
In our Daily Verse today Hagar expresses the joy she had in her heart which brought about the courage she needed to face a difficult life. She met God because God met her! And she came to trust this God who saw her! And she expressed her personal faith in Him by saying, "Have I also seen Him who sees me?" She found in God the One who cared and would give her the strength to be a part of God's plan. She probably didn't understand all God was doing, but she felt "safe and secure" with Him. God may not remove you from your pain and hardship, but He won't leave you to face it alone. He not only sees you, He's with you.
That's how God works. He sees us where we're at and He comes to us. He makes us aware of His love and shows us He can work in our lives and take every trouble and turn it into an opportunity to trust Him and see what He can do.
Hey Christian, some of you, including me, have been in some kind of situation we didn't want, but in the midst of our trouble God stepped in! He probably used another Christian or two to be His ambassadors to show us His love. And that's what He wants of you - be the person to show a troubled soul that there is Hope and Security in the "God-Who-Sees."
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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