Dear Pastor, Preacher, or Bible Teacher –
Do you remember the story of Hagar? We often don’t dwell too long on her as we read and teach through Genesis. However, consider this from Genesis 16:13:
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her,
You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said,
“Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”
In a terrible home situation, all Hagar could do was run. Hagar thought her circumstances needed transformation; in fact, she needed transformation. The God of transforming power met her at a well. There she came realize that she met with Him who sees me.
Dear brother, sister, co-laborer in God’s work: God sees you. He is with you. No matter how discouraging, troubling, or difficult your situation is right now, please know that even as God saw and helped Hagar, God sees and will help you.
In Jesus Christ, we have an even more clear and wonderful promise of this than Hagar had. We have the promise of Jesus: Behold, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
- If you must submit in difficult circumstances, God sees.
- If you ache under the pain of ministry, God sees.
- If you just feel like running, God sees.
- God has met you, sent Jesus near, and gives you new hope.
El Roi – the God Who Sees – is with you today.
Blessings to you in Jesus’ Name – David Guzik