During the days when God was speaking through the prophet Isaiah, there were a number of Israelites who were feeling as if they were unimportant and overlooked by God.
God used his servant Isaiah to speak truth to them so that they would be encouraged and remember that God is the everlasting God and he doesn’t grow weak or weary. He is the one who gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
Are you feeling as if you’re overlooked by those around you, even God? Does it feel like God is distant and doesn’t take notice of you and your needs? He is closer than you think.
Hagar learned a valuable lesson about God’s nearness and that he is a God who sees. You can read the whole story in Genesis 16 and be encouraged today that you are indeed not overlooked, but rather, God sees you and your need and is ready to empower you to walk in his strength today.