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Today's Devotion



April 18, 2021


Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God


The Trinity: You Are The God Who Sees (El-Roi)

She called the name of the LORD
that spake unto her,
Thou God seest me . . . .
Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi. 

Genesis 16:13-14

The Lord’s name is El Roi, the God who sees everything you do. Therefore, you cannot hide anything from Him, and He knows everything you are. Just as He saw Hagar running from her master (Genesis 16), He sees you struggling with problems. Just as He appeared to Hagar to encourage her, He will come to support you. He sees your problems and knows your weaknesses. Just as He sent Hagar back to raise her son Ishmael, so He has a task for you to do.

Lord, my sins are many; they can’t be hidden from You. Forgive my sin; cleanse me so that I can walk before You in integrity. You, God, see that my struggles are great; they discourage me. Come help me get through this day. Lord, look at my talents; they are few. O God, see my ability; I am weak. How can I ever serve You?

Because the Lord is El Roi, His ever-seeing presence should give you encouragement. Just as Hagar had to return to face conflict and problems, so you must face your problems; you can’t keep trouble out of your life. But the good news is that you can solve your problems—El Roi will help you through them. You must face the difficulties from which you run; then you must call upon the Lord, El Roi, to help you and to be with you in your difficulties.

Lord, You see me and You know my weakness. Come to me and help me. Give me strength to face my problems and wisdom to solve them. Let me get victory from Your presence. Amen.

Go Deeper: Genesis 16

The Lord sees your problems and will help you.

Tomorrow...Jesus: The Testimony of God