She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered. – Genesis 16:13-14
Dear Heavenly Father,
Hagar was so worried and anxious about her life. She was a mistreated slave and all she knew to do was to run. It didn’t help her to run but it gave her a watershed moment with you. You showed her that you saw her struggle and that she could trust you to bless her without removing the struggle for her. Teach me that lesson too. It’s easy for me to get so caught up in my struggles that I forget that you’re the God who sees me. I think I must tell you what’s going on so you’ll remember to help me. You already know everything about my life and its challenges. You are the God who sees me and you are working everything out for my good and the blessing of others too. Since I know you see me, I will run free this day like a school boy who knows his father is at the park with him.
Pastor Don Patterson
God stays in our place with us like good parents stays at the park with their children.