Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me”. She also said,”Have I truly seen the One who sees me?”
How many times have you been placed in situations where you found yourself questioning if God could see you? Uncertain times where you were asking God, “I’m I seeing you, is this you at work right now? It does not feel right, this can’t possibly be the God that sees me.
I think at some point in all of our lives , we have desperately searched for the confirmation that God can see us, especially during the times when it feels like our world has fallen apart right at our feet. We just want the assurance that the one who knows every detail about our lives from beginning to the end sees us in every situation and under every circumstance. Just like he provides for every living creature we want the assurance that he will provide for us.
Often times when I have been facing hardships in my life, I have found myself asking God if you see me, then why are you allowing this to continue in my life. There are some seasons in our lives that we must walk through and the benefits that will come out of it are far greater than what were facing in the moment so instead God graces us with the courage and the strength to walk through it. In Jeremiah 29:11, God says to us,”For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord,”They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope”. God is well aware of what you are facing but he also knows the plans he has for your life and no matter what it feels like his plans are not to harm you, his plans are to bring an offer to you for a future and a hope. The beauty is that you get to choose his future and hope over what seems like a future and hope. Even if it is only a tiny bit of hope, you must grab it and hold it with everything within you. Allow yourself to see Gods hand on your life. Settle the issue within yourself that he sees it all and he knows AND he is at work. YOU might not see it, you might not feel it but God is working on your behalf.
One of my favorite scriptures that I love to read is, Psalms 23:6, “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. (NLT)
Just as God sent an angel to let Haggar know that he saw her, he is allowing things to happen in your life even in the place that you are in to let you know that he sees you and you are not forgotten. He wants you to know that his goodness and unfailing love is pursuing you all the days of your life. Oh brave one that means that no matter what you do Gods unfailing love is in hot pursuit of you. There is nothing too bad that you have done to stop his unfailing love. It cannot fail, which leads me to believe that it is perfect. Gods love is perfectly fitted for every individual person. It is true that he loves us all the same but different because our needs for love is different. What might feel like his love to me might feel like punishment to you so his love is perfected to fit you.
I pray that this post will serve as a reminder to you that God sees you. He has had his eye on you from the very beginning. When you were being formed in your mother’s womb in utter seclusion, God was watching your unformed body. He took every part of your life and laid it out before himself before you were created. I can only imagine what he was saying as he was putting the pieces of your life together. God might have been thinking all that you would need to get through this and through that and little grace here and whole lot of love here. You are seen oh beautiful one and you are so loved.
Prayer: Father thank you that you see us. You see every area of our lives and you love us with an unconditional love. There is nothing we have faced or will face that you did not see. Remind your daughters today that they are seen and loved deeply. Heavenly Father help us to walk in the depth of your love for us and towards others. Lord let that love permeate every single area of our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.