Recently in my devotions, I was reading through the book of Hosea. Most of us are familiar with the powerful theme of the book; an amazing, unconditional love illustrated by the life of Hosea. Yet something else caught my attention as I read.
Though God, through His prophet, spoke of the great judgment to come He did not leave His people in despair but instead with the promise of a coming restoration. Just like a good parent, God had to deal with the sin of the nation of Israel but He reminds them that they are still His beloved child.
In chapter six verse two I was struck by a specific phrase, "We shall live in His sight." Of course this is in reference to Israel's restoration journey that will take place after their captivity but I couldn't get away from the thought that I too live in His sight. As His child I live in the confidence that His eye is constantly watching over me.
Parents watch over their children to make sure they stay safe. As their children attempt something new a parent can usually be found nearby ready to help if needed. My heavenly Father is always watching over me as I walk through life and His hand is ever ready to help me through a difficult time or situation because His eye is always upon me. I am never out of His sight, never forgotten and never forsaken. He is never distracted or too busy to see me. I am always in His sight.
While the world lives in fear of what major catastrophe might be coming next, I can move with confidence because I am under the watchful sight of my Father and my God.
When my life is over I will have the joy of being able to look into the eyes of my God. The One whose sight I was never out of and in whose sight I will forever dwell under.
"Some day the silver cord will break, and I know more as now shall sing; but, O the joy when I shall wake within the presence of the King. And I shall see Him face to face, and tell the story, saved by grace". ~ Fanny Crosby
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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