God Pays Attention to You
Posted on 05.01.2013
God sees all and He knows all. There is nothing in the realm of our existence that gets by Him. He knows us intimately. He knows our thoughts, our needs and our intentions. Psalm 139:4 reads, “Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely.” God knows what we are going to say before we say it.
When I was a little girl growing up in the church, there was an elderly lady who would sing a song that reminded me that God sees and knows everything (Psalm 33:13-15). The song went like this:
The Lord sits high, and He looks down low,
He’s helpin’ His children, He sees and He knows
All our troubles, all our cares
Our heavy burdens, He helps us to bear.
He knows our faults,
He knows our deeds,
He knows our wants,
He’ll supply our needs…
So, for anyone who doubts that God is paying attention to your affairs or mine, rest assured; He is. He sees those who are committed to Him and those who are not. He sees those who are truly His and those who are undecided. He sees the wicked and is fully aware that “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
God knows each one of us. He goes on to say in verse 10 of Jeremiah 17, “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.” God loves us while we are sinners (Romans 5:8). He knows our human sin nature and loves us anyway! We will all face Him one day along with the deeds of our lives, good or bad. As Christians, or saved sinners, we will be rewarded according to how we have lived and we will go on to live with Him and enjoy Him forever!
Those who do not believe in Christ will face Him also. They will face eternal death—living without God for eternity, in pain—if their names are not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 21:17).
Therefore, do not get discouraged about the state of the world. We know how it will end. God sees the injustices, the persecution and the pervasive wickedness throughout our society. There will be a day of reckoning and some of us will regret that we did not choose Christ. Wrongs will be made right and the wicked will pay dearly for their ungodly deeds. Until then, Christ followers must continue to fight the good fight and spread God’s love to everyone. We are not fighting against flesh and blood—remember—we are fighting against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
I cherish knowing God loves us and is committed to our well-being. He will see us through what we face in this world as we keep our focus on His kingdom work: being fishers of men by spreading His great Love.