I have to admit that there have been times when I've wondered about this. Sometimes I feel small and insignificant. Does God really see all that is going on with me? I feel like a little girl again (like my friend Jamie's daughter Karli on her swing). In Genesis 16, Hagar felt that way when she ran away from her mistress Sarai. It wasn't her fault that she'd been given to Abram to bear a child since his wife hadn't been able to have a child of her own. She ran away after being mistreated by Sarai.
Yet Hagar learned that God had seen her and knew of her distress. He knew all that had happened to her and how she was feeling. He also knew her future; what she and her son would become. Nothing gets past the God who sees all; El Roi.
So, why do I even question this?
It can be easy to listen to the lies of satan instead of remembering what God's Word says. It takes faith and not feelings. I find it all too easy to live by my feelings, especially when I'm tired, stressed out and having to move.
It becomes hard to remember to lay it all down before the Lord and ...to trust Him.
When life is going along smoothly, I can sing and praise Him. But life isn't always easy. And that's when I especially need to remember that ...God is El Roi.
El Roi knows the number of hairs on my head and He sees everything that is going on in my life. My part is to trust Him even when I can't see with my eyes what He is doing. By faith, I know that He is at work and He has my best interests at heart.
Lord, I praise you and thank you that you are El Roi. Even when I don't see you at work, I know that you are. You hear my prayers and know what is best for me. Please help me to walk by faith, trusting you with all of my needs. Forgive me for attempting to fill my needs on my own instead of giving it all to you. I ask that your desires for me will become my desires. Amen.
How about you? Do you see God as El Roi? Do you really believe that He sees every detail of your life?