“him who looks after me”

Genesis 16:13 “So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

This morning while reading through Genesis I was blessed by these words spoken by Hagar. Hagar is the Egyptian servant to Sarai, Abram’s wife. After Abram and Sarai’s plan to have a child went wrong, pregnant Hagar ran away into the wilderness. It was there that God “found” her, spoke with her, listened to her affliction and blessed her.

Hagar found great strength and comfort in the bright truth that God sees and cares for his people. When we are full of doubt, worry, insecurity, stress, confusion, may we be strengthened by what we know about who God is. He sees and cares for his people.

He is a God to his people. He is a Father to his children. He is a Shepherd to his sheep. He is a teacher to his students. He is a guide to his followers.

May you feel the joy and strength that comes from knowing God sees you and looks after you! Here are some more thoughts on this idea.

The ancients used to express it this way = “God is all eye.”

“In Scripture, when God sees he cares.” –Gordon Wenham

Psalm 139:1 “O LORD, you have searched me and known me”

Psalm 44:21 “For he knows the secrets of the heart.”

Psalm 33:13 “The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man”

Hebrews 4:13 “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Charles Spurgeon– “It is one of our choicest privileges to be always under our Father’s eye, to be never out of sight of our best friend.”

Matthew Henry– “This thought should always restrain us from sin and excite us to duty: Thou God seest me.

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