From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind. (Psalm 33:13)
What a gracious light we view our Lord in when we read how He looks down and sees us! Our God is not some distant Deity who does not care for His creatures. The One who created us is also the One who watches over us and meets all our needs, and that truth should comfort our hearts and bless our souls.
Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus! He numbers the hairs on our heads and promises never to leave us or forsake us. He meets us in our deepest place of need—not just as it relates to eternal life, but everyday life also. Jesus is not only preparing a place for us in heaven, He is also walking beside us every step of the way. When we rejoice, He rejoices with us. When we grieve, He identifies with our grief so closely that Scripture speaks of a special bottle in which He has collected every tear. Now, if that doesn’t light the fire of your faith . . . your wood is wet!
God is for you. God is with you. God is in you. God has you in His heart and on His mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regardless of where you go, God goes with you to guide, govern, and direct your steps. David wrote –
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:8-10)
God is as concerned for your daily bread as He is your divine destiny. He has promised to meet all of your needs in the glorious riches of His beloved Son. Now, don’t mistake wants for needs. We all want stuff we absolutely don’t need. God never promised to meet all of our wants, because much of what we want is not what God wants for us, nor is it what is best for us. I am sure you can look back over your life and recall something you deeply desired that God did not deliver to you . . . and you are deeply thankful today that He did not! I know I certainly can.
Regardless of where this message finds you today, whether you are standing in the sunshine at the summit or languishing in the shadow of the valley below, you are not alone. The One who came down off of His throne, took on human flesh, died on a wooden cross, and rose from the grave has promised to be with you always. No matter where you go, there He is. Jesus knows your hopes, hears your cries, and sees your struggles. When heaven seems like an infinite distance away from where you currently are, remember that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. As God looks down upon you from heaven, He is always looking through the eyes of love. Now, that is a cosmic concern that should bring abiding comfort to your heart!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!