The God Who Sees Me

Our devotional last week came from Genesis 16.  It is the story of Hagar, the servant of Sarah, who became pregnant when Abraham and Sarah grew tired of waiting on their promised child and so Abraham slept with Hagar instead.  She became pregnant… Sarah hated her for it, mistreated her, and then threw her out of the house.  (In fact, she gets thrown out the house again 15 years later.) If you’re not familiar with the story, you might want to read it again.

There are many lessons that can be drawn from this awful situation, but the one I want you to focus on this week comes out of verses 11 and 13.

Gen 16:11  … the Lord has heard of your misery…

Gen 16:13  … you are The God Who Sees Me (el Roi)… and then the well is named Beer Lahai Roi.

Hagar gives God a name that is only used here in scripture.  He is the God Who Sees Me, the God who hears my story, the God who has noticed that I am suffering.

Whatever your place in life, whatever your struggle – know that God sees you and God hears your cries for help.  He not only knows, He desires to support you and give you further instructions and encouragement.

“The eyes of the Lord roam throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

Devotional 09/23/14


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