The God Who Sees You

It’s audio devo day! Today Holy Spirit had me do an audio version of a post that I shared with you last year. I believe He is highlighting this truth again for this present moment. Be blessed as you listen here:

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Eye

“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?’” (Gen. 16:13, NKJV).

Do you feel overlooked? Do you feel like the proverbial kid not getting picked for the team, on the P.E. field of life? Do you feel invisible? Do you wonder if anyone really, truly sees you?

God does. He is the God-Who-Sees.

I love the story our verse comes from today. The woman speaking these words is Hagar. Hagar the underdog, Hagar the downtrodden. Hagar, the symbol of Abraham and Sarah’s blunder. Hagar, the one cast away.

Most of us would easily brush her aside and be done with her. Who wants a reminder of past failings? Once Abraham sends her off into the desert, we are ready to do so too.

Hagar is a symbol of all who have ever felt unseen. She represents those who have received the brunt of other people’s mistakes. After all, she did not ask to be sent in to sleep with the patriarch. And yet, she was the one suffering as a result.

God saw Hagar when she felt invisible. He saw her heart and knew that it was empty. And so He gave her a dream to hold onto. “Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, ‘I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude’” (v. 10, NKJV).

He gave her hope. He is the God of hope. He has hope for you today too. The same God who was paying close attention to Hagar is paying close attention to you, and wants to breathe hope into your heart. He begins by telling you that you are, indeed, seen!

Just how much does He see you? We are not talking about a quick glance in your direction. No; the Psalmist reveals the incredible extent of God’s personalized focus on each of us:

This attentive God saw Hagar. And He sees you. He cared deeply about her loneliness; He cares deeply about yours too. Just as He provided for her, He will abundantly provide for you, dear child.

If your heart has been feeling empty, Daddy has a dream to fill it with. In the midst of your unjust circumstances, He has glorious hope with which He wants to fill your spirit to overflowing.

So it’s time to look up… Look up and see the One who sees… gazing back on you. His eyes tell the story of the mind-boggling dream He has for you…

“For she said, ‘Have I also here seen Him who sees me?’”

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Have you ever unexpectedly become aware that God was looking at you?

19 thoughts on “The God Who Sees You

  1. Wow I couldn’t agree more my friend. This also reminds me that I must catch up on alot more of your devos. Hearing you speak on these subjects is like the conscious alarm clock of everyday life; it soulfully wakes me up hahaha.

    I also need to seriously follow up on some of these passages you took inspiration from, but thanks for sharing your virtuous thoughts on this matter Jenn.

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    1. You are so very welcome, Pata! I am truly, truly glad that this blessed you! (The late reply is because I was on vacation for the last couple weeks — had preprogrammed the devos that came out during that time on my site. I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving!)

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      1. Hahaha that is super terrific, it is awesome to see that you were ahead of the game sista; being able to schedule posts ahead of time is a super convenient feature 😂😂.

        I am glad that you were on vacation and I hope you loved it and I hope that you will get to experience more, and I had a splendid thanksgiving holiday; it actually was a lot better than I expected when taking the pandemic situation into account lol

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      2. Thank you so much for all those good wishes, my friend! And I am delighted to hear that you had a really good Thanksgiving, what a blessing that is! It must have been a good respite then during such an intense year 🙂

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      1. Good for you, Jennifer. Hope you had a wonderful time.We’re still in lockdown here in Italy. We can only leave our homes for work, medical, neccessities, and church. But I’m glad you’ve got more freedom!! Take care.

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      2. It’s an unusual thing here in Iquitos. An estimated 93% of our local population has had covid, so we are definitely at herd immunity, have been for a while. It came at a high price, but we are there. I am glad you are able to go to church though. Is it at limited capacity?

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  2. Bless you, beautiful Lady. Powerful stuff. Some of us Hagars have preferred to hide, but are desperate for God to see us, but only if He will accept – He is our only hope. The head knows He accepts, but… for some of us it can many years to build that trust.

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    1. You are truly welcome. I praise the Father that it spoke to your heart in a meaningful way! Thank you so much too. The reply is late because I was traveling, but I am truly delighted to hear from you 🙂 Many blessings!

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    1. Isn’t it amazing to know that He sees every tear, hears every sigh, and cares about each one even more than we do? Thank you, Anna! (The late reply is because I was on vacation for the last couple weeks — but I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving too!)

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