“The Lord talked to Hagar. She began to use a new name for God. She said to him, “You are ‘God Who Sees Me.’” She said this because she thought, “I see that even in this place God sees me and cares for me!” Genesis 16:13

How many times have you cried out God, asking, “do You see me?!” Or maybe you’ve said, “do You see what they are doing to me?!” Maybe you’ve said, “Lord, do You see these bills? These kids? This crazy jobs?”

Whatever the question, the answer is YES, He sees you! He is El-Roi, the God who sees me. He is all-seeing! And He sees you. Sister, He knows what you are going through. He knows what they are doing to you. Not only does He see, He cares.

We do not serve a distant God who is far off and unsympathetic to our trials. He cares for us deeply and will answer our prayers. He is Our Father, who cares for His children.

God met Hagar in the wilderness as she was running away from Sarah. Hagar, with Sarah’s permission, made a child with Abraham. Downtrodden by Sarah’s treatment, she runs off into the desert to hide away and God meets her there.

He finds her. He sees her. He directs her. He makes promises to her. All in her desert place. (Genesis 16).

Sis, He will do the same for you! God will not stand by and watch His children go through distress alone. Although suffering is guaranteed in this world, so is the promise that God sees and cares for you! Remember His faithfulness. His promises can meet you in your desert place. His direction can find you in your desert place.

So maybe you are “hiding” in your desert place: that toxic relationship, those unhealthy habits, that fearful spirit, the busyness of life or whatever else it may be.

Be bold. Face that rough season. Come out of hiding and trust in El-Roi! He is the God who sees YOU.

Peace and Blessings

Own Your Narrative.

“The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our wholeness–even our wholeheartedness–actually depends on the integration of all our experiences, including the falls.” Brene Brown

Own your narrative.

Each moment of your life serves a purpose. The good, bad, and even the downright ugly. The entirety of your narrative speaks volumes. Every chapter in your book of life makes up the beautiful and complex individual you are.

Own your narrative.

Own the chapters that make you proud. The chapters that make you laugh, cry, and cringe. Reflect on the lessons in each chapter and the choices you’ve made along the way. Appreciate each and every character you have encountered along the way. They all play an important role in your narrative.

Own your narrative.

Understand that if you are still living, breathing, and present, the narrative is ever evolving. Your story is no surprise to the Creator. Your book is being written together for your good, and most importantly, His glory.

Dear Sister, your beautiful narrative is fearfully and wonderfully made. Your powerful story started as you were knitted in your mother’s womb. And rest assured, it is still being by the Potter’s hands. As Christ continues to work in you, He will ensure its completion.

Own your narrative and rest in this truth:

Peace and Blessings

Yes, He will!

Yes, He will.

Have you ever declared this over your life? It’s such a powerful statement. It’s a declaration that can change your life.

Say it with me: Yes He will!

What are you believing God for? What has He whispered late at night? What desires rest in your heart?

The world screams at you and works hard to denounce God’s promises over your life. The world subtly questions the truth you’ve heard from God. The world tells you that God won’t provide. It tells you that God won’t protect you. It tells you that God won’t heal you. It tells you that the dream will never happen. These are lies straight from the pit of hell.

God has such great plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11)! When the world starts to scream these things at you, you scream back: Yes, He will! You scream it back with your boldness, with your walk and talk, with your faith, with your life. When the voice of the enemy is shouting at you, you shout back: I know God will!

Because He will. He can. He desires to do so. He wants to see His children blessed. He wants you to live and not die. He wants to see you prosperous. He wants to see you whole, healed, delivered and set free. My dear Sister, just believe.

Peace and Blessings