Inspirational Thought of the Day:
Nothing escapes God’s notice; He is sovereignly working out all of the details of our lives for His glory and our good.
Scriptures of the Day:
“I will be happy and rejoice in your faithfulness, because you notice my pain and you are aware of how distressed I am. 8 You do not deliver me over to the power of the enemy; you enable me to stand in a wide open place.”
“The LORD watches from heaven; he sees all people. 14 From the place where he lives he looks carefully at all the earth’s inhabitants. 15 He is the one who forms every human heart, and takes note of all their actions. 16 No king is delivered by his vast army; a warrior is not saved by his great might 17 A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver. 18 Look, the LORD takes notice of his loyal followers, those who wait for him to demonstrate his faithfulness.”
This world often holds a deist point-of-view, supposing that a god exists and made the world, but then went on a hiatus. Maybe he’s too busy, or perhaps he does not care. Most people can acknowledge that there must be a Creator, but whether or not this Creator is intimately involved in the lives of His creation is where faith begins or dies.
Of all the religions in the world and all the demands of “gods” there is no god like our God. He is the God who “sees” – who saw Hagar and Ishmael, when Hagar thought she would have to watch her son die in the desert. He is the God who saw Jeremiah before he was formed in the womb; the God Who sees all.
He is the God who notices us and longs to deliver His people. But sometimes we have to wait and be uncomfortable. That does not mean He does not see, nor does it mean that He does not care. What we perceive is “bad” can be a tool used by a loving God who sees what we really need.
As we surrender our will over to the God who really does see it all, we truly are in the best hands. Our myopic view is self-focused and lacking. We often see in the here and now and our all-knowing God sees it all.
Now to some this fact of God’s omniscience is comforting – to others it is horrifying. Each of us could not stand before such a God, unless this all-seeing God would cover our sins. And that is just what our God did. We do not need to hide or try to attempt to cover over our shortcomings. We can come before our Holy God, confessing our sins and receiving forgiveness.
Our God Who notices, Who knows every detail of our lives, invites us to trust afresh in Him, even when our circumstances seem dire. He is able to give grace and strength now and knows the end. He is already there.
Lord, thank You for being so amazing. I cannot contemplate how You can know all, but I am so grateful that You do. Help us to trust in You at all times. You are good!