Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the lord , who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.” She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” Genesis 16:13

It’s easy to believe in a big God, up in the sky somewhere, looking down on us from afar. It’s easy to think about Him as a world-creating entity, uninterested in the daily affairs of men. He sees all, He knows all, but He is too busy for the little things.

It’s another thing entirely to believe that He is a God who sees us – but that is exactly what we need to believe.

Maybe you are like Hagar. You have been used, abused, and cast out. You need to hold on to the hope that not only does God see it all, but He sees you. You in your hopeless, helpless condition. Because when He sees you, He can begin working on your behalf, showing you the grace and mercy you need to make it through.

Maybe you are lonely, and think no one else knows what you are feeling. He is the God who sees you, who promises to bind up the brokenhearted and give you beauty for ashes.

Maybe you struggle with an issue you don’t dare talk about. He is the God who sees you, too – not to condemn you, but to deliver you from bondage.

He is the God who sees all, and the God who sees you. He is the God of the big, and the God of the small. If He is the only one who sees you, dear friend, He is the only one you need.