Eyes that Roam the Earth


We have a neighborhood cat that seems to have taken up residence in our yard. I find it fascinating to watch him as he comes in daily to “claim” his kingdom. He slides under our fence, saunters across the green grass and comes to a perch on top of a lawn chair. From that vantage point, it seems he can scope out the entire yard. His eyes roam from left to right, watching for any movement, any small creature that might be unfortunate enough to make an appearance just at that moment. And, if anything is sited, the cat makes a mad dash towards the little creature. My husband and I are hoping that he is ridding of our yard of all the destructive moles, but I’m not really sure what he actually catches!
The cat’s actions remind me of a verse from 2 Chronicles 16:9 which says that “the eyes of the Lord roam throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” God’s eyes are also constantly roaming, but they are searching for men and women who are committed to him, and who need strength and encouragement to make it through the day. His intent is not for destruction, but to provide grace and power to those who are weak. It is through our trials, through our weaknesses, that God can best show His strength. In Isaiah 41:10, the Lord encourages us by saying “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” God’s desire is to be with us through all things – when we are at our weakest, He will support us and uphold us.
I have a nephew who suffered a severe concussion more than a year ago. He is still experiencing the ramifications of that injury and is being treated at a neurology clinic in the hopes regaining some of the functioning he has lost. He and his family are at low point – a weak point – and in need of encouragement and miraculous action. I am praying very specifically for them that as the Lord’s eye roam the earth that the words of both 2 Chronicles and Isaiah will become reality to them – that they will experience supernatural strength and support. We all need that at times, and God says He desires to provide it. The condition, of course, is that our hearts need to be committed to Him and His purposes. I pray today that all of us can examine our lives, commit ourselves fully to the Lord, and experience His strength in the midst of any of our difficulties.
Have a blessed week,

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