He Knows, He Sees All Things

A friend shared a prayer request with me this week.  It was for her daughter.  She gave no details.  All I knew was to pray.  One night I couldn’t sleep so I used the time awake to pray for various concerns; this friend’s request came to my mind.  As I prayed for her daughter I was compelled to pray that the daughter would know “holy understanding.”  Upon checking with my friend, she assured me to keep on praying that prayer.

A day or two later my friend wrote something both joyful and sad to me.  She said her daughter had written just a few sentences, but by this contact my friend knew her daughter was alive!  Until reading that statement, I had not realized that my friend and her husband had no idea whether their daughter was even living.  My heart broke for them as I tried to imagine the depth of their concern; the burden they had been bearing, the anguish of not knowing.

I have not been able to get this out of my mind; indeed, I don’t want to get this out of my mind.  I want to pray on that the Holy Spirit would whisper into this young woman’s heart.  It has been as a result of sharing in this burden that Father’s Words in Deuteronomy 32:10 came to my mind, “He found them in a desert land, in an empty, howling wasteland.  He surrounded them and watched over them; He guarded them as he would guard his own eyes.”   The parents of this young woman don’t know all the details of where their daughter is or what she is doing — until this week they weren’t sure she was even alive!  Even so, our heavenly Father sees over all.  He knows just where this loved and missed daughter is, what she’s doing,  and who she’s with at all times.  Our Father knows her every thought.

With the reading of this blog entry, would you do two things?  Would you say a prayer, right now,  for this young woman to once again enjoy contact with her parents?  Would you pray that whatever is troubling her, that she would know of a certainty that, “with God nothing shall be impossible?”   Second, if there is someone in your life with whom you are estranged, would you take comfort in knowing without doubt that our Father knows and sees all things.  He knows where your loved one is and He cares, both for your estranged loved one, and for your own hurting heart.  Call out to Him and take His comfort.

In praying for my friend’s daughter this week, I have also been reminded of an old song I learned in my childhood.  It has comforted me often over the years.

“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow

And I know He watches me

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