Why God Sees Me

Ah, Lord God! Truly, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm, and there is nothing too hard for You. You show lovingkindness to thousands, and recompense the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O great and mighty God. The Lord of Hosts is Your name, great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give to every one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds. [Jeremiah 32:17-19] 

Holy Spirit it is recorded in 2 Chronicles 16:9—For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. You watch us daily seeking to see if we will trust, obey, and desire to have a relationship with You. There are many examples in the Bible, in history, and in my own life where You were strong on my behalf when I desperately needed You to be while I was walking as close to You as I could. I have grown but I still have times where I don’t trust as fully as I should, see trials and tribulations for what they are, or think I am smart enough to solve something on my own. Forgive me for such arrogance and pride or such fear and timidity. Help me to realize You seek my faithfulness to demonstrate Your fulness. Help me to understand I was never promised removal from heartache, troubles, tests, or difficulties. I was only promised that You are with me, walking with me, and that in the end, I have eternity no matter if I live or die here on this earth. In the end, I win through You, but in the day-to-day, I will face many battles, obstacles, and tests to see if I can be faithful, obedient, and not become rebellious. My hope rests in You, though I have had times in life when that has been severely tested or shaken. Help me to step back onto the foundation of who I am in You.  

I pray and ask that I may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I may walk worthy of You, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified me to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You have delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, in whom I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by You, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through You for You. And You are before all things, and in You, all things exist. And You are the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things You may have the preeminence. In Your blessed Son Jesus’ name, Amen. (Colossians 1:9-18)