Do you ever question if God sees you or if He cares about you? Well, this week we continue to celebrate a milestone we achieved last month on the podcast: 100 episodes! For these last four weeks we have reached back into the archives to highlight the most popular and most played episodes out of these 100. This is the final week in this celebration series, and next week we’ll resume with a brand-new episode. Today we’re highlighting episode 61, originally titled, Here’s the Truth: God Sees You and He Cares. It’s no wonder this episode has been played a bunch, because I think we each, at one point or another, wonder if God cares about us and cares about what we’re walking through. I pray this encourages your heart today. Feel free to share it with someone else who could use this encouragement, too.
Have you ever asked questions like:
Does God really care about me and what I’m going through?
Or am I invisible to Him?
Does He hear me when I pray?
Or do my words fall on deaf ears?
Does God see how I’m struggling?
Or is He making me go through this because of my past mistakes?
I’m guessing we’ve all asked these or similar questions. And there’s nothing wrong with asking them. In fact, it’s in the asking where we find the answers. It’s in the asking where we learn truth. And it’s in the asking where we are met with reality of who God really is.
The truth of the matter is this:
God knows you, sees you, hears you, and He cares.
And, thankfully, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done or haven’t done.
As an earthly father would be, His gaze is on and His ears are tuned in to His children. He is neither blind nor deaf to our needs. What concerns us concerns Him. Likewise, He is never too busy or too tired or too anything to meet us in the circumstances we are in. You and I are never alone, never out of God’s sight, and never beyond His earshot.
How do I know?
Well, simply, because the Bible tells me so.
All throughout scripture, we see how God intervened and acted on behalf of His people. So, if He did all this for them, why would He not act on our behalf, too?
In this episode we look at one of the amazing stories in the Bible where God met a woman and her son in the wilderness and cared for them there. It’s the story of Hagar and Ishmael, and consequently, we ponder how we can apply the lessons we learn from this story to our own lives.
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No matter what you may be walking through or experiencing, I pray this story of Hagar and Ishmael encourages your heart. I pray it reminds you how much God cares for you. God sees you, friend. He loves you so very much. Hang on to this today and every day. God bless you.
Links in this episode:
- Genesis 21:8-21 NIV
- Genesis 16 NIV
- John 7:37-38 NIV
- 1 Peter 5:7 VOICE
- Encouragement for Real Life Community
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