Does God not see my ways, and number all my steps?
Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
On a good day, it makes me happy. On a very bad day it brings me comfort. Most days, however, I don’t think of it all that much: God’s all-seeing eye upon the steps of my life. Once in a while we, like Jonah, might try to hide from God. Once in a while we might even cringe to think of God’s awareness, knowledge, watchfulness, and uncovering.
Those, however, who embrace the goodness of God, and see him as a loving and merciful Father in heaven, who sent his Son to die for us and our salvation, will delight in the omniscience of God. That God knows and sees all things is good because he is good. His steadfast love endures forever. Great is his faithfulness.
There is, however, an edge to God’s all-knowing and all-seeing nature. Because God is also just, there will be an accounting. Our actions matter to him. Our way of life for good or ill is weighed in the scales of his justice. We know and believe that Jesus balances those scales. We also know that God deeply desires that we act and live as though we are his children, and not children of wrath and rebellion.
How do you see God? Do you know and believe that he sees you with eyes of grace and love?