God Sees You
By Lynette Kittle
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry” -Psalm 34:15
Do you ever feel lost in the crowd, like there are so many people in the world (7.8 billion at last count), or that your life doesn’t matter to God?
Scripture paints a very different picture of your value and importance to God. “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind” (Psalm 33:13).
Like Proverbs 15:3 explains, “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
God is keeping an eye on everyone. Nothing that happens in the world is out of His view. As Hebrews 4:13 reminds us, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
And God isn’t looking at you in passing, either. Psalm 11:4 tells us how, “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; His eyes examine them.”
But even more than God keeping watch over the earth, is the attention He gives to those who love Him, to those who belong to Him. As Psalm 34:15 points out, God is seeing you and attentive to your cries, hearing your needs, heartaches, and the longings of your heart. Being attentive means He is tuned into your voice.
As Psalm 102:19,20 describes, “The Lord looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
Most exciting is how God is looking to strengthen you. 2 Chronicles 16:9 explains how the eyes of the Lord search throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
He’s not just watching and observing your ways and habits, He is actively looking to see how, when, and where He can help you where you need it most. God is seeking ways to strengthen and uplift you where you are weak.
Maybe you’ve found yourself in a situation where you feel so far away from God, one where you feel like you’ve so messed up, you don’t think He’d ever look to find you?
But nowhere is too far away or hidden so much that God can’t see you. Jeremiah 23:24 explains, “’Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’”
In the Old Testament of the Bible when Hagar, Sarah’s maid, conceived Abraham’s child, her conception of a child led her to despise her mistress. In return for Hagar’s disdain towards her, Sarah treated her harshly. So severely that it caused her to flee the situation. Yet God found Hagar in her brokenness, and when He did, it led her to recognize Him as the “God who sees me” (Genesis 16:13).
In your deepest, darkest moments when you feel far away from God, even if you helped caused the situation you’re living in, He sees you, hears your cries, and is ready to help you.
Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, iBelieve.com, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, Startmarriageright.com, growthtrac.com, and more. She has an M.A. in Communication from Regent University and serves as associate producer for Soul Check TV.
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