“Surely the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His loving devotion”(Psalm 33:18)
How would we live differently if we were convinced that Almighty God watches us every moment of every day? Many of us would make much better choices.
God doesn’t watch just His children. He is omnipresent and omniscient, meaning He is everywhere at all times and knowing everything to the smallest details about us and everything. But in this verse, the poet wants us to reflect on the fact that not only is God watching us, but He’s also watching out for us.
Many of us don’t have a daily, genuine sense of need for God’s intervention. The modern world has made food, homes, and comfort standard equipment, and we’ve learned to expect these things. We look to God only when something happens that rocks our world. God may not have caused the calamities that bring us pain, but He uses them to remind us that He is infinitely powerful and good, and we can trust Him.
In times of desperation, we come face to face with our inadequacy. We may be highly competent executives or successful in other areas of life, but when we feel desperate, we cry out for His mercy. We need Him to do for us what we realize we can’t do for ourselves.