Gen 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Everyone has either gone through, is going through, or will go through troubled times. This is especially true when it comes to sickness. One doesn’t really know how to deal with sickness until they themselves go through the battle. Oh how true!
Are you currently struggling with cancer or a life-long illness? It is difficult to look on the positive side of things when you’re right smack in the middle of it, isn’t it? For the Christian, however, you have a God who sees you! Hagar recognized this when she and Ishmael were cast out of their home by Sarah into the wilderness. No, she wasn’t sick, but I dare say she wanted to die because of the circumstances she found herself in. It is then that she said, “Thou God seest me.” We see from the rest of that account, that God blessed Hagar and Ishmael.
There is not one smidgen of detail that the Lord doesn’t see, dear Reader. He sees everything! He is there to provide comfort to you in your sickness. Don’t allow yourself to get to the point of being bitter toward God for allowing this trial in your life. Bitterness is an awful thing and can lead a person to say and do things who would not normally do in a right state of mind.
God sees your disappointments. He knows your heart and realizes that you cannot do those things that everyone else gets to do! He knows your desire to accomplish tasks but cannot. He knows these restrictions because He allowed them in your life for a purpose!
God has given you a purpose in life despite your circumstances. Yes!!! We all need a purpose so we feel needed. As the saying goes, “No man is an island”! Therefore, stop feeling sorry for yourself and start helping someone else. There is no better “mental cure” than to be a blessing to someone else. It takes our eyes off ourselves and onto others.
El Roi, God sees you; now go “see” someone else and help them with their trial!
If you are not truly born-again, trials will be overwhelming to you. Come to the cross and be saved! There, the God who sees you will welcome you! If you choose not to, there is coming a time when it will be too late for you to repent and be saved. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab You Can Be Born Again and Know It!