“Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-The-God-Who-Sees…” Genesis 16:13
My uncle would always tell me about when I was little how I would tell him to watch and see how fast I could run. Kids sometimes demand we watch them so we can witness their talent, and they also find comfort in knowing that we see them when they stumble. Isn’t this the image of how God sees us, His children?
I have a dear friend that said “It’s one thing for a friend to know my story versus God SEEING my story. He was there while it happened, so he experienced what I experienced.”
In Genesis 16 Hagar sits by a spring of water and meets El Roi, the God who sees.
He saw that she was unwanted, kicked out, resented, and alone. We have all had moments that we experienced at least one of these similar feelings.
To think that the Lord didn’t see you, or doesn’t see you, is a lie.
The enemy wants you to believe that God doesn’t see or care because He didn’t, or hasn’t, changed the circumstances. We must believe that God loves us and that He works all things together for the good of those that love Him. God will vindicate you someday, but for now He wants to heal your heart so that you can have peace.
Take time to read Genesis 16 and notice that God told Hagar to go back and deal with the situation. We can’t run away or bury these things. We have to talk to the One that saw it all so we can allow His perfect love to heal that wound. How do you know if it’s healed? Well, I heard one time that soul wounds can be compared to a cut on the skin. A scab can be ripped off and bleed, but a scar you can touch it or scratch it without pain or risk of reopening. A scar is healed. We need these areas of our life to be like scars so we can tell our story without pain…we always remember, but the Lord takes the sting away so we can give Him glory for what He has done in our heart. God bless you sweet friend. I pray today you know that El Roi sees you!
Genesis 16 | Romans 8:28 | Ephesians 3:18-19