Hagar (Gen. 21 and previous) shows us that sometimes God's will involves pain and suffering. And it also shows us that God provides for us. God told Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away and Scripture mentions nothing Abraham sending them off with food or any of the abounding resources he had. I feel bad for Hagar. Hagar's water runs out and she is hopeless. She honestly thinks her and Ishmael are going to die.
Then what really stood out to me, "Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water." Was the well always there and they just didn't see it? Then it reminds me of 2 Kings 6:16 when Elijah prayed for Elisha's eyes to be opened and "he saw the hill full of horses and chariots of fire all around."
Could it be that God is providing for us in ways more than we realize but we just can't see? Like today when I feel the pressure of needing more time and energy. Could it it be that God is providing everything I need for life and godliness but I am just not seeing it sometime? Oh Lord, open our eyes to see Your provision.
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