She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me.” — Genesis 16:13
Hagar was a slave woman who belonged to Abraham and Sarah, a childless couple who wanted a son. According to the laws of the day, if Abraham had a child with Hagar, it would be legally Abraham and Sarah’s child. Sarah talked Abraham into taking that route. But when Hagar got pregnant, she sneered at Sarah, and Sarah drove Hagar to run away. After being used and abused, Hagar was resting beside a spring in the desert when the Lord reassured her that he was looking out for her and her unborn son. Astonished, she called him “the God who sees me.”
No matter what your circumstances are, the Lord sees you. He sees everything that happens to you, and He cares. He is looking out for you the way He looked out for Hagar.
Food for Thought
God sees you as you are, everything about you and everything that happens to you. He is right by your side.
Excerpted with permission from The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional by The Daniel Plan Team, copyright The Daniel Plan.
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Have you ever felt so discouraged by your circumstances that you felt forgotten by God? I have. How did the Lord show you that He was near? I remember sitting on a beach feeling so lost and alone, abandoned, crushed, and afraid, and God literally rolled up right next to me and I felt His presence more heavily than I ever have in all my life… and He changed my life forever. He became “the God who sees me”. Have you ever had that happen? Come share with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Laurie McClure, Faith.Full