/ James Faris

"...With My Eye Upon You"

We grow so much when we pray with God's people and meditate together on the truth. For instance, I have grown in appreciating God's omniscience through the prayers of a particular fellow church member of mine. She prays for God's blessing on a particular person or family and often concludes with the beautiful phrase “...with your eye upon them.” She borrows this moving expression from Psalms 32 and 33 which teach us how our God actively cares for his children.

It’s a profound privilege to know that our God has his eye upon us as his people. He is no passive observer! Psalms 32 and 33 show us two aspects of his active, omniscient care for us:

First, Psalm 32:8 shows us that his eye is upon us to direct us in life:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (ESV)

Second, Psalm 33:18-19 reveals that his eye is upon us to deliver us from death and trouble:

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
On those who hope in his steadfast love,
That he may deliver their soul from death,
And keep them alive in famine. (ESV)

Remember today, whatever your circumstances may be as a child of God, that your all-seeing God has his eye upon you to direct you as you step forward in life and to deliver you from all harm you may face.

James Faris

James Faris

Child of God. Husband to Elizabeth. Father of six. Pastor of Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ordained as a pastor in 2003.

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