Genesis 16 | A God WhoSees Me
Topic: Old Testament Passage: Genesis 16:1– 1:16
Genesis 16 is basically broken into two parts—Man’s unfaithfulness and God’s faithfulness. This is a solid description of nearly every chapter in the Bible; it is the theme of the entire story of the Bible. God calls us to believe that He is faithful to fulfill His promises. He does not want our help to fulfill His promises as much as he simply wants our trust Him more than we trust ourselves. He wants us to trust His Word more than what we feel. He wants us to trust His Word more than what we understand. He wants us to trust His Word more than what we experience. This does not mean we are to completely dismiss feelings, thoughts, or experiences. But we must trust God’s promises to govern all three. While this naturally involves being honest about how we feel or think or even doubt, it requires we cry out the Lord before we reach out to the world. Faith, and the peace therein, is only possible when we surrender our need to control, and wait on the Lord who hears, sees, and helps.