Daily Devotional

"Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?" Psalm 94:9 (NLT)

We’ve probably all had a moment where we realize we’re missing something. My family has a text thread with all my siblings, their spouses, and my parents (12 of us all together). The other day I was away from my phone while everyone was texting. When I came back to my phone, opened it, and read the last text I quickly realized I was missing some context. I had to scroll back through the previous messages (all 87 of them) to understand what the conversation was all about.

Maybe it isn’t a texting thread but there’s probably been sometime where you came into a situation and found that you too were missing some context. This happens all the time in life. We turn on the radio and catch the end of an advertisement; “…call now to receive this free offer!” What free offer?! What did I miss?! Or we walk into a room and right into the middle of a conversation; “…and so that’s the secret to my famous cookie recipe.” What’s the secret?! I love famous cookies! Life is just as much made up of things we miss as things we don’t.

It's amazing to think that God doesn’t miss a thing. Every single thing going on in any of our lives He is fully aware of. He doesn’t need the larger context because He knows it better than we do. He in fact can see our situation even better than we can because He can see the things that we can’t. We all have blind-spots, things that we don’t even know we’re missing, but God sees it all with perfect clarity. The same God who made our ears to listen, listens to us. The same God who made our eyes to see, sees us…and misses nothing.

The context of Psalm 94:9 is actually one of warning. The Psalmist is referencing those who are wicked, arrogant, and evil and is basically telling them “You better watch it, God knows exactly what you’re up to.” It might seem strange, but I actually find this comforting. The same God who doesn’t miss what the evil are doing also doesn’t miss those who have had evil done to them. He sees, He hears, and as the Psalm goes on to show, He intervenes. God hears us when we call, God sees all that we go through, and God is with us through everything that we face. Whatever you’re facing today or will face tomorrow, God hears you, sees you, and goes with you.
New Living Translation (NLT)
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