His Name is El Roi, the God Who Sees

“…you may have been taken advantage of or offended in some way. Perhaps this has left you feeling rejected or alone. But take courage, the Lord your God is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. The same El Roi who comforted Hagar is reminding you today that his eye is on you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the
Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

Rightly or wrongly, Hagar, the servant of Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was pregnant with Abraham’s son. God had promised Abraham that he would have a son by Sarah but she was barren. Therefore, according to their custom, a servant girl was given to Abraham to bear him a son. Unfortunately, Sarah became jealous of Hagar’s success and banished her from the household. Hagar cried out to God and God replied: “Behold, you are pregnant and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has listened to your affliction.” God’s grace was upon this humble servant girl. He had heard her cry. In response, Hagar called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” or El Roi.

Our God is the God of seeing. He sees everything that happens on earth. God is omniscient, that is, he is all-knowing. The Bible even says, he knows the number of hairs on your head, something I bet you don’t even know. Just as in Hagar’s case, you may have been taken advantage of or offended in some way. Perhaps this has left you feeling dejected or alone. But take courage, the Lord your God is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. The same El Roi who comforted Hagar is reminding you today that his eye is on you.

So, continue to acknowledge El Roi in all your ways and trust him to direct your life’s track. He is the God who sees.

God-tracking is living confidently under his watchful eye.

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Genesis 16:1-14
Matthew 10:29-31
Proverbs 3:5-6

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SO, DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

“Dear Lord God – El Roi – I know you are all-knowing and all-seeing. You see everything that happens in the life of everyone on earth, because you are GOD. Therefore, I put my trust completely in your knowledge and foreknowledge of my life. Thank you that you see me. Thank you that you know the number of hairs on my head. And thank you that, as your eye is on the sparrow, so your eye is on me. You are my healing, my peace, my hope and my future. You are my provider, my comforter and my guide. I acknowledge you in ALL my ways and trust that your will, will be done. As your eye is on me so I pray, help me to keep my eyes on Jesus. Amen.”

If you require more prayer, I’d love to pray with you. Please email dudley@godtracker.co.uk

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What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

Listen to GodTracker podcasts by Dudley Anderson at, godtracker.co.uk/godtracker-podcasts  

Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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