Her name was Hagar. You can find her story in Genesis 16. Fleeing from a life that she thought was intolerable, she is on the way to a place called Shure. But she is not sure of anything until the Angel of the Lord finds her sitting by a spring of water in the wilderness. There God speaks to her, giving her instruction, comfort, and hope. Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees.
Our lives should be guided by this principle, “The God who made all things is the God- Who-Sees.” Children of God are the light of the world. But the only light we have is the reflected Glory of God. So, give to be seen by God, pray to be heard by God, and let your worship be from your heart to the great heart of God. The more He sees in you the brighter your light will shine into the world.
Sometimes, like Hagar, we may think that life is unbearable. But we must never forget that He is the God-Who-Sees. When life is intolerable and unsure, He will bring clarity to your soul. With artistry that can only come from the Creator, your broken heart and shattered dreams will be remade into a beautiful mosaic.
Maybe you are sitting in your wilderness asking God “Why?” Possibly the answer is as simple as this, you were created for the Glory of God. The God-Who-Sees can take the broken pieces of your life and create a montage of grace. And maybe, just maybe, today someone needs to see the reflection of His Glory as it shines through the mosaic of your life.
Douglas & Deborah Huff
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