I love hiding where I can see my kids, but they can’t see me.
I love to watch the creative ideas they come up with for hiding places. And how generous they are with the tiny spaces they think Mom can fit in!
We were reading the story of familiar Hagar together as a family. Bad circumstances, painful relationships, and details out of her control sent her fleeing to the wilderness. There the angel of the LORD, “found her.” (Genesis 16:7) She was given some directions that seemed downright hard, but were undergirded by the comforting words, “the LORD hath heard Thy affliction.” (vs.11)
“She called the name of the LORD that spake unto her:
Thou God seest me:
for she said,
Have I also looked after Him that seeth me?”
I read that again and again.
“Are we running around down here ‘looking’ for Him in our troubles when the whole time He sees us?”
He sees the trouble. He sees the pain. He sees the tears. He sees you first.
That’s like my child looking for me, when all the while I see my child. No matter what you may be going through, remember, God sees.
Lift your eyes to Him. He is faithful.