By Dr.U.Jasmine Packia Priya, India
We read of the story of Hagar and her child in Genesis 21: 15–19. Hagar, with Abraham’s child, was sent away and left to wander in the desert, helpless and overwhelmed with grief. She had used up all the water she had for herself and her child. And now, her child was dying. Not wanting to see her child died before her very eyes, she placed the boy under one of the shrubs, then sat down from him at a distance of about a bowshot, and started weeping. She lifted her voice up to heaven.
God heard her weeping and opened her eyes to see a well. God had provided for her, but she was simply unaware of it because she was so overwhelmed with grief.
Similarly, many times in life, we are also so overwhelmed with grieves, problems and emotions that we fail to see God’s provision for us.
May we not get discouraged when we face troubles, instead let us remember that we can always pray, and He will surely open our eyes to His deliverance and His blessings.
If you are walking through a similar desert experience, take heart and move on—trusting in the Lord, for He will answer you and provide for you.
May you be blessed by the Lord as you obey Him in all your ways!