Sunday, February 23, 2020

God Saw That

God saw everything.

You can be sure of that absolutely undeniable fact. If you've ever been the recipient of cruel behavior in any form, cling to that truth. God saw what you saw. And God also saw what you didn't see, which is sometimes far worse. He listened in at every table where you were the topic of hateful conversation; every phone call where your name was unfairly smeared. He saw and heard it all.

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. • Proverbs 15:3

It's so hard to let things like that go and move on from a painful hurt. No one likes being misunderstood and mistreated. It can be so hard to forgive; to drop the bitterness and anger. But you cannot change other people. Only God can do that. The only thing you can control is your response to their behavior. Pray for them and let it go. Be at peace knowing that God is watching and taking note.

“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” • Jeremiah 17:10

Most importantly, if He's concerned with their heart, He's also concerned with mine and yours. Man, imagine if God took screenshots and tucked all of our behaviors into special folders with our names on them. 😳😢 Let's keep that in mind when we are the ones in the wrong. We cannot hide anything from our Creator. We need to pray for wisdom and discernment; we need to ask God to cleanse our hearts. ❤

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. • Psalms 139:23‭-‬24

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord . “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord . • Jeremiah 23:24

God is everywhere.
Check yourself and pray.
Pray for everyone else, too.

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