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His Eye is on You

His Eye is on You

Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel.

Have you ever received counsel from a friend or even a professional that seemed “canned?” Perhaps, it sounded well but seemed vague or impersonal – like a one-size-fits-all statement not custom made for your situation. Shortly after my husband died, I remember opening up to a close friend about some anxieties I had about being a widow and an only parent. Her immediate “Christian” response was, “Just trust God.”  From what I could tell at the moment, I was trusting God with every fiber of my being, but I still had questions and pains that were calling for clarity – or at least someone who understood. While my friend meant well, she was a woman with a full family intact, and everything in her life was thriving at the moment. She could understand my situation about like I could build a rocket to Mars! Yes, I needed to trust God, but she had no credibility in making a blanket statement. What I learned from our conversation is that trusting God requires seeking Him with diligence with the understanding that He understands us like no other.

There are some things that only God can show us. While we may seek answers from others, no one else can give us an answer that God has specifically for us. We are to seek Him and not His provision. This verse assures us that God will instruct us and show us the way to go. Our path may be very different than that of someone else in our same situation. God’s plan for you is unique and personal, and what worked for someone else is not necessarily a formula you can apply with any amount of success. God has His eye on you and knows just what lies ahead of you. He will give you wise counsel on the specific path you are to take. His word to you is not some one-size-fits-all blanket statement; it is designed specifically for you with your needs and purpose in mind.

Are you struggling with questions today? If so, spend some time just seeking God’s presence. Learn to hear and follow His voice. He has His eye on you, and He will give you counsel designed specifically for you. Don’t expect someone else to show you what only God can reveal to you. A good counselor will always point you to Christ, rather than try to be Christ for you.

Have a blessed day!

PHOEBE Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing the lives of widows by building relationships and helping them find new identity in Jesus Christ through serving others. We promote an atmosphere of fellowship, where the widow can connect with other widows to develop friendships and supportive relationships.