Perhaps you are surrounded by circumstances that are overwhelming,
that seem to be more than you can bear.
Maybe your life is so busy with taking care of others
that somewhere in all the busyness you feel as though you've lost yourself.
There are numerous things that can result in a person feeling unseen.
Hagar had simply done what her master and mistress had told her to do.
She slept with Abram and conceived his child.
It had changed everything between them.
The air was now full of resentment and jealousy.
She had to get out of there.
Then, out in the middle of no where, He had found her.
God had found her.
"God, the God Who sees me" she called Him.
He told her she was having a son and instructed her to name him, Ishmael, "God hears",
because God had heard her cry of distress.
God sees. God hears.
What a comfort that is.
I can picture some of you reading this and nodding your head.
You believe He sees.
You believe He hears.
But it's believing that He cares that you find difficult,
because if He cared why would he have allowed that awful, painful thing to happen to you?
If He cared why would He have withheld that deep longing and desire of your heart?
Why is that promise still unfulfilled?
I wish I had a neat and tidy answer to give you, one that would make you feel better.
People have been trying to make sense of suffering and disappointment and pain
since sin entered the world.
I don't have a neat and tidy answer for you, but I do know one thing.
The one who is whispering into your ear that God doesn't care,
is the very one who caused all of this mess in the first place.
satan is the only one who is relishing your confusion, your pain, your loss, your loneliness,
God is right there with you.
Silence the voice of the accuser long enough to hear His voice.
"I see you.
I hear you.
I love you.
I'm right here.
I will never leave you."
And God cares.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson
and Cheryl McCain Photography.