God Sees Me

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Psalm 10:14

But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.

The writer began this Psalm by saying, “Lord, why do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” When we suffer it seems like God was sleeping at the wheel. But now the writer says, “God sees the trouble of the afflicted.” I wonder what happened in his life that he had a change of heart and viewed God’s love differently. Did he read a specific promise in the Bible? Did something extraordinary happen in his life? How did he go from doubt to faith?

Whatever happened, I pray it happens to you. I pray that you might look back on your pain and sadness and see that God was there. He saw you and continues to see you. Do you know why I know that? Do you remember when Jesus was up on the cross and there were all those people ridiculing and challenging him, saying, “Jesus come down from that cross and save yourself! Prove that you are the Messiah!” He most definitely could have come down from that cross. But Jesus didn’t. He stayed up on that cross. And do you know why? He saw you. He was thinking of how much he loves you. He would not come down from that cross until all your shame and guilt and pain were bleached clean with his blood.

He always sees you. And one day soon, you will get to see him.

Prayer

Jesus, it is hard to believe you see me and love me because I was treated like I don’t matter. Open my heart to believe that I’m important to you, that you love me, and because of your blood I’ve been bleached clean. Amen.

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