The one who sees me

Sometimes you don’t want to be seen or noticed. Especially when you’re in trouble and distress. That’s not a state you wish to be remembered in. You don’t want to be known as the person who is always in distress. 

But there are times you wish someone would notice you and your predicament. If someone would look at you with an understanding perspective, that would change everything. Then at least you would feel understood and valued as a person. 

The challenge is greater when others are judgemental towards you. They ask why you are still in trouble. They observe that you have been going through these same struggles for so long. They expect that you should be over this thing by now. But you’re still struggling. Why? 

But there is no clear answer to the question of why. Others may want a clear answer, but you have none. It’s worse when you are a leader as people expect that you’ve got your stuff together. 

David was one of those leaders who struggled for years. He struggled internally and externally. His situation is clearly expressed in the Psalms.

“I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place” (Psalm 31:7-8). 

God knows. He sees. He understands. He cares. There is hope in God. He is the one who will set your feet in a  broad place. 

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