Monday, October 27, 2014

hears, sees, knows.

During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.
Exodus 2:23-25

I've been doing a bible study on Moses over the last several weeks. It's feeding me bread and not just milk. I absolutely love it and need it. 

A few weeks ago, we read Exodus 2:23-25 and three words stuck out to me; heard, saw, and knew. 

One of the other ladies in the study had brought it up so I wasn't the only one. These words have been playing over and over in my mind. I've been chewing on them like Nora chews on her toys-focused, determined, and with purpose. 

My heart has been tugged on the last few days. Partly I know why and I know things aren't as dramatic as they may seem to be this week as they will next week...but partly life is hard and that makes for hard

I kind of vented to Mama this afternoon. I wasn't complaining, just stating facts. I'm sure I should have felt better after getting it all out but I think I just became even more stuck under thick mud. At least that's the image in this crazy mind of mine!

Things are good with Cale. I see him trying in so many different ways to become a better man, husband and daddy. It's beautiful. It really is. So quickly my thoughts can lead to this spiraling trail of listing off all the things that we don't have-that I don't have; things that feel stolen.

I'm sure if you check back in with me next week, I'll be fine. For today though, today was just heavy. Blah.

I was rocking with Nora this evening feeding her before bed. I was listening to Mama tell a story when there was a knock at the door. Mama's friend had just left so we thought maybe she had forgotten something. Mama answered the door to a pile of stuff. She came back to Nora's room with a bag of stuff and a sweet sweet gift.


Friend, if you're struggling tonight, I want to let you know that the God who created this universe and the God who knit you together in your mother's womb,

He hears you.
He sees you.
He knows you.

When you press in and with desperation you seek Him, you will find Him. He will wrap His arms around you and love you. 

He's personal. 

There will be heavy hearted days that are swimming (or even sinking) in mud but there's also a God that knows exactly what your thoughts are. 

He hears you.
He sees you.
He knows you. 





6 comments:

  1. AMEN, my sweet Friend, AMEN ! ! ! Praise God for those words. I don't even understand why I feel as I do much of the time. He even knows that.

    I love you and continue to trust Father for you and your sweet family.

    Marion

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  2. Love how you took what you are studying / reading and applied it to life now! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! I needed those words today too! Love you!

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  3. Beautiful! A wonderful Post! Security!

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  4. Ah yes ~~~ love those words but ya know the one that gets me God REMEMBERED !!!!! When I am looking at all the stuff I can know he hears me , sees me and knows me - but I also know HE REMEMBERS his promises to me He isn't a man that HE should lie and I can take that to the God bank WITH INTEREST ( form him ) and here is a great play on words with interest - Is that hearing seeing and knowing because HE is INTERESTed in ME and YOU - He remembers HIS covenant with you HIS promise to you - He has not forgotten even when we are in the thick mud - the struggles that seem to go on and on ~ He is so faithful !!!! Love this and you and so excited to see where God leads you next in your studies :) ((()))) Reenie

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  5. Praying for you, Kathleen. Thank you for sharing.
    Love,
    Emily J

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  6. You know, Dear One, my shepherd had this in sermon Sunday. Jesus is our BIG brother. We get His hand-me-downs-----grace, peace, JOY, ability to deal with problems, ability to see things as God does, and so on. Pretty cool when you think about it. God is our Father, Jesus is His Son, we are joint heirs, therefore sons and daughters. WOW, it just blows my mind thinking about it.

    I trust this blesses you as it did me. I love you,

    Marion

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