Tears streaming down her face.
The spring of water in the wilderness beckoned her to rest.
What shall she do? Pregnant and alone. How did things go so terribly wrong?
After all, it wasn’t her idea… it was her mistress’ idea. And now she fled.
Then in an instant, there right before her eyes, stood an angel and he spoke to her.
Go back and submit to her mistress? But, Sarai was so harsh with her.
But then… the promise.
She would bear a son and He would multiply her offspring beyond number!
How can this be? Alone yet not alone.
There by the spring of water in the wilderness, Hagar …called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing.” For she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” Genesis 16: 13
Do you feel alone in your struggle? Do you feel like God has abandoned you? Are you wondering how you ended up here, confused and unsure what you should do next? The God who saw Hagar and met her at her point of confusion, hurt and struggle, sees you. He is the God who looks after you. By faith, believe.
Lord, in the midst of our struggle help us to remember that you see us. Not a nano-second passes that we slip Your mind. You are in the constant act of seeing us, looking after us, loving us and caring for us. Amen.
After serving 16 years full-time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane Hunt and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part-time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a Biblical Counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.