God is Watching…

(Psalm 146:9 ESV) 9 The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

From a distance
You look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fightings for
From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
And it’s the hope of hopes
It’s the love of loves
It’s the heart of every man
–Bette Midler

There are times in life when it seems that God is nowhere to be found; it feels as though He does not see the injustice that is staring us in the face. We carry hurt for many years; knowing the truth, but unable to release the information that would exonerate our name.

In those times we must trust the Lord to balance the scales of justice. The prophet Isaiah wrote, “No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17 ESV)

A few years ago, I suffered at the hands of someone who spoke untruths about me. I won’t lie… it hurt. It hurt because it was untrue, but also because there were some who chose to believe it without verifying the authenticity of the claims. My flesh rose and I was tempted to take revenge. Instead, I asked the Lord to help me to leave it in his hands. Recently, I have had conversations with people who later learned the truth. I didn’t defend myself; God saw to it that information became known that cleared my name of what had been told.

The Psalmist said, “The Lord watches…” Consider these three observations:

  • The word “watches” implies a continual action. God does not cast an occasional glance to check on us. He has His eyes upon us at all times. When I’m watching the grandkids, I sometimes look away because I know they are in a contained situation. But God is always “watching over.”
  • His eye is upon the helpless. The Psalmist reveals three categories of people who seem to catch God’s watchful eye. The sojourners (homeless), widows, and orphans. The ones who are most vulnerable are protected by the One who is most powerful!
  • God fights against the wicked on our behalf. “the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.” If you will be patient, God will exonerate you, uphold your innocence, and restore your good name.

When you feel forgotten and mistreated, remember that God is watching…

PRAYER: Thank you Father for watching over me all the days of my life. You will take care of me if I will trust your timing. Amen.

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