In the midst of adversity we may be tempted to put our eyes on the problems, issues, hurdles or hardships we face. Instead, focus on Him and we will find the comfort and hope we seek as we see the Lord watching us with His loving care.
Keeping our eyes on the Lord helps us magnify Him and His promises, not the problems. Our encouragement comes when we see that He sees us. It means we are important to Him. He sees us and knows everything there is to know about our situations. He doesn’t see us wondering what He can do for us, but He sees the answer He has sent forth materializing in our lives. He watches over us, caring for each one of us because we are “the apple of His eye.”
As an “apple of His eye,” we are weak and tender. We can be bruised, hurt and in pain from even the smallest bump. We are careful because we do not want to be hurt. God sees, protects and preserves us from more than we know. As long as we see that He sees us, we can walk by faith and not by sight. In our weakened state under adverse conditions, God’s affection for us is amazing. He cares for us, protects us, and hides us under the shadow of His wings, from glory to glory!
Genesis 16:13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”