Psalm 53v2 God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Hagar gave the name El Roi to the Lord. She recognized whom she had met and understood that God seen her misery and was comforted with that knowledge.
She still had a difficult road ahead. God told her to go back into the situation, and then gave her some "heads-up" on the son she was carrying, and it wasn't good news.
The blessings and good words from God are not guaranteed to be easy but you can guarantee they are the truth. There is no such thing as hassle-free-holiness!
Our strength comes from knowing that El Roi knows, understands and is with us through it.
As you go through today what name would you give to God?
Here is the story of Hagar
Gen 16:6-16 "Your servant is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her." The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count."The angel of the LORD also said to her: "You are now with child and you will have a son.You shall name him Ishmael,for the LORD has heard of your misery.He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."
verse 13 She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi ; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
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