Friday, July 28, 2017
In review of Genesis 16:13b it says, “You are the God who Sees”
God really sees you
What does this mean to me:
I’m assured that my always God sees me and will work things out for my best regardless of the circumstances.
Today's passage comes from the first part of Genesis 16. It details three people who made serious mistakes. First Sarai, who took matters into her own hands and gave her servant to Abram; secondly Abram who went along with the plan but, when circumstances began to go wrong, refused to help solve the problem; and lastly Hagar, who ran away from the problem.
In spite of turned out to be a messy situation, God demonstrated his ability to work in all things to bring about good. Sarai and Abram still received the son they so desperately wanted, and God solved Hagar's problem despite Abram's refusal to get involved. As this situation demonstrates, it seems no problem is too complicated for God if we are willing to let him help us.
In the book of Romans, Paul reminds me of the same in "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to this purpose.” Rom. 8:28.
God is able to turn every circumstance around for my long-range good. God works is to fulfill his purpose, and not necessarily my happiness.
So, this means that I am to fight the good fight of faith! No matter what circumstances currently surround me, God sees. Whether it be my best or worst day, God sees.
I’m learning that I should never doubt my importance to Him. When the three Hebrew boys were thrown into the fiery furnace, they cried out to God. In their hour of desperation, he didn’t send an angel, rather he showed up as the fourth man.
I’m reminded that this is the same for me. When I’m facing an exhausting trial, all I need to do is call upon His mighty name and He will be right there, waiting to meet my need. He can and will touch the part of my life that seems impossibly broken, to grant the need that can make me whole again.
I can call on His name and know that He is the God who sees, and is ready to supply my every need according to His riches in glory.
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