What God Sees–Part 2

1.       God sees you snuggled in the safety of His sovereignty.

You hem [fortify, shut in, enclose] me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand [power] upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee [bolt/push away] from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.  Psalm 139:5-10

God sees you in the scary places.  The places you thought you’d never find yourself in.  Two inches over your head and three inches short. 

 He says He has fortified us and His power rests on us—in the fearful places of oppression, despair, incompetence.  Behind and before, He sees and knows that by His divine decree you safe by His presence that is with you. 

 Alone.  It’s a frightening word.  Who of us can argue with God when He declared, “It is not good for man to be alone.”  How we know this truth full well! 

 How we must remember the provision—God is with us!  We are never alone…He is the love we cannot escape.   Hagar thought she had escaped the love of God and the tyranny of her master.  Alone, or so she thought, despairing by a spring, Hagar met with the angel of the Lord—Christ, Himself!  He speaks words of life that spring up hope in her heart and reminds her, as He reminds us, “Go back (Gen. 16:9)…go back to trusting me.  Don’t think you have to protect yourself; keep yourself safe.  I will do that—my hand of power and strength and protection is on you.  Nothing will separate you from my love.  You will never be alone…I’ll see to that. “ And so we see why Hagar responds, “You are El Roi—the God who sees.”

 God sees us all as orphans—abandoned by a spring.  He doesn’t leave us as He found us—He places in relationship—with Him and with others.  Today, give thanks for His presence in your life.  Rejoice that you are not alone.  Spread hope to those who feel they will never be loved or understood that on the authority of God’s Word, they already are.

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