Then she went and sat down by herself about a hundred yards away. “I don’t want to watch the boy die,” she said, as she burst into tears.
But God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.”
Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.
And God was with the boy as he grew up in the wilderness. (Genesis 21:16-20)
(14/365 days of Fear Not)
A thought about not being afraid today: God hears our cries. When we think that all hope is lost, God is still with us. He sees us and He hears us and He helps us. But we need to be tuned in to God and we need to hear His voice. We need to hear Him over the demands of the world and the needs of those we love. There is an expression that we cannot pour ourselves into the lives of others if we are empty. God wait, ready to fill us with His love and His wisdom. But we must do our part. We must seek Him. We must be still and listen. We must trust Him and believe that He can do far more than we can ask or imagine.
Are you facing seemingly impossible odds today? Take time to be still and seek God’s face. Let Him be your refuge and your strength.
What will you do today to trust Him more?