Thursday, September 1, 2011

DOES GOD SEE WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH—DOES HE CARE?

God asks, “Do you truly believe that I see exactly what you are enduring right now?” Perhaps as you read this, you are going through something that calls for Him to act on your behalf. The very nature of your problem demands an answer.

Beloved, do you believe God monitors your every move, as a father does his infant child? Do you know in your heart He is interpreting every thought you think? Do you believe He is at work—bottling every tear, hearing every sigh, hovering over you, loving and caring for you?

The Bible describes Him as doing just that!

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry . . . . The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:15, 17, NKJV).

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NKJV).

Do you believe God is absolutely, totally aware of your every thought, grief, pain, trial, financial burden, family problem—and that He wants to see you through them all?

The psalmist tells us, “As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:13, NKJV).

The Hebrew word for pity here means “to fondle, to cuddle, love, be compassionate.” Scripture is saying the Lord cuddles in His arms those who fear Him. God puts His arms around you, He strokes your cheeks, He holds you. He says, “I know your thoughts, your concerns, every battle you face and I care!” No matter what you are going through, no matter how you feel, the Lord sees it all! He feels the very feelings of your infirmities. He knows every move you make—all you say and do.

God is not mad at you right now. No! He is thinking precious, cuddly, loving thoughts about you. He knows the way you feel—and He cares! He is saying, “Yes, you are going through a great trial; you are being tempted and tossed. But you are My child and I will never allow the enemy to ensnare you. I am going to bring you through!”