Today’s Reading: Genesis 21:9-20
15When the water was all gone, she left the child under a bush and sat about a hundred yards away. She said to herself “I can’t bear to see my child die.” While she was sitting there, she began to cry.
17God heard the boy crying and from heaven the angel of God spoke to Hagar, “What are troubled about, Hagar? Don’t be afraid, God has heard the boy crying.”
18Get up, go and pick him up and comfort him. I will make a great nation out of his descendants.
This was the second time Hagar had been forced to leave the only home she knew. Now, however, she carried the extra responsibility of another life – her son Ishmael.
When the food and water she’d been given ran out, so did her hope. She placed the boy under a bush and drew apart, not willing to watch him die. The sound of her sobbing was broken by the voice of an angel with a message from God, of relief for the present and a promise for the future.
Many women today suffer Hagar’s fate. They, too, are forced from their homes carrying little else than the precious bundle of a child. They, too, often reach the same point of despair and hopelessness. They, too, sit helplessly by, wondering who will come to their aid. But if they listen carefully, they, like Hagar, will discover that there is a God who sees; there is a God who hears their cry; there is a God who will point them to the source of Living Water which will satisfy all their needs.
You may never have come to the point of desperation that Hagar had reached, but you may have known times when you looked into the future with the same hopelessness and fear.
Just as God provided for Hagar, so God provides for all who come to him, a source of relief for the present and hope for the future. To each of us Jesus says…
” The Water that I will give will become a spring with life giving water and give them eternal life.”
- Trusting God means giving Him your life and in that process He teaches us how to tackle some situations.
God truly cares about you, He is never deaf to your prayers, He sees your heart of heart, He hears your cry and He feels your pain.
At a time when things are not working out as planned. There is a God who listens, who takes up that responsibility and opens your eyes to the truth.
When you reach a point in your life, lost in the wilderness, lost in thoughts, lost in pain and rejection and never to be found again, when all doors seem to be shut and the world turns its back at you. God will never let go of you. You will remember how He picked you up and opened your eyes to see the well of restoration…
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