Genesis 16 – The God Who Sees and Hears

El Roi (The God Who Sees) sees past, present, and future. He sees the outcast on her knees. He will assure that it all works together for good because His lovingkindness is from everlasting to everlasting.

He holds your future in His hands. It may not look like it now but you have not seen the end yet for you are a work in progress being conformed to the image of the Son of God.

Whether you’re pregnant, homeless, hopeless, at the end of your rope and in the “barren wilderness ” it may seem that God does not see you, but HE DOES for He is the God who sees the hand maid Hagar as well as the patriarch father Abraham.

The wilderness is not a bad place to be if in that place you hear God, and there begin to understand His tender mercies and covenant love for you His beloved in Christ.

Do you think that there’s no one who knows what you’re going thru? No one who cares? Wrong. El-Roi, the mighty One who sees, knows everything about you.  Even if you’ve brought some of this trouble upon yourself thru your foolish decisions, He still cares!  He knows your name, where you’ve come from and where you are going and He wants to bless you with the assurance that He is in control of the beginning and the end because He is the God Who sees. He watches over you, seeing and knowing all that happens, and He comes to your aid.

Proverbs 5:21
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He watches all his paths.

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

James 2:23
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

Read Genesis 16.

In these verses we see a God who both sees and hears. And this God is one who cares for us even when we attempt to accomplish his will on our own or when we are in our greatest distress. How does the knowledge of God’s seeing and hearing encourage you to worship him? To trust him? To run to him in your need?

Be Thou My Vision by Mary Bryne

Posted on: December 31, 2015 - 10:00PM

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