Do you believe that God can see even in total darkness?

(Hagar) gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me.”, for she said, “I have seen the One who sees me.” (Genesis 16: 13).

God who sees (El Roi) is a combination of two Hebrew words: El meaning “All-powerful God” and Roi meaning “to see”. When these two words are combined as El Roi, it means “The All-powerful God who sees everything in the universe”.

Even in their old age, God promised Abraham and his wife, Sarah, that they will have a child. But after many years of trying, Sarah wouldn’t conceive. So Sarah told Abraham to father a child to her servant, Hagar. And Abraham obliged.

When Hagar became pregnant, Sarah became jealous and mistreated her. Because of Sarah’s abuse, Hagar ran away but she couldn’t escape “El Roi”.

God saw Hagar in the desert and help her in her distress until she gave birth to a son – Ishmael.

Right now, do you feel alone, abandoned, powerless, lonely, and/or in distress?

Please remember that whatever your circumstance is and wherever you are, like Hagar, God sees and cares for you.

If Hagar couldn’t outrun “El Roi’s” presence, neither can you. So, trust Him to help you in your distress.

Remember, you are never out of “El Roi’s” sight even when you’re in the total darkness of your life.

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