The Lord looks down from the heaven; He sees all humankind. Psalm 33:13
Listening and Seeing Father, in the silence of the morning, in the darkness of the early hours, Your divine ears and Your godly eyes know my need. You never accept my alienation as the final word. You come to me, seeing my need and hearing my often unspoken cries, to restore me to yourself. What a wondrous love this is!
You see my self-centeredness. You know my arrogance. Free me from this that would keep me blinded to You and Your goodness.
There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!” (Psalm 4:6), but Your attention to my distress is so consistent that I can respond to their complaint. Goodness goes with me into every day, for You are my Goodness. Be my goodness for this day. You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. (Psalm 4:7)
Yes, You see from heaven, but Your sight is more than merely looking on. Your vision changes hopelessness into a future with hope. You see and respond with protection, grace, peace and safety. Knowing Your eyes follow me wherever I go assures me that I can risk the unknown today, for I will not be alone. Knowing You see encourages me to step forth to go with You into the hardest places of life—places where hurting people long to hear that You are a God who loves and forgives.
Father, see me today, for I know that Your sight is active, compassionate and empowering.