Have you ever wondered whether God was really paying attention? Does He know what you’re going though?
I wonder if Joseph ever felt as though God had forgotten about him.
His brothers sold him into slavery for no good reason. Then a man named Potiphar, the Egyptian equivalent to the head of the Secret Service, took him into his house. But Potiphar had a wife who was preying on Joseph, trying to seduce him.
Joseph resisted her advances, but one day she caught him alone, grabbed him by his clothes, and effectively said, “Have sexual relations with me.” So Joseph ran for his life. But Potiphar’s wife falsely accused him of rape, and Joseph
went to prison.
How easily Joseph could have thought that God had surely forgotten about him. But God was preparing Joseph for a greater work, because ultimately, he was elevated into a place of great influence in Egypt.
In Numbers 6 we read that God gave a special blessing for the priests to pronounce over the children of Israel: “The Lordbless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
and give you peace” (verses 24–26 NKJV).
The phrase “the Lord lift up His countenance upon you” means “to lift up His face” or, literally, “to look, to see, to know, to be interested, and to have
one's full attention.”
The promise of God is that He is attentive to you. He’s watching you. You have his full attention. He’s watching out for you each day. He’s aware of what you’re going through. He knows
all about it.
So even though it may seem like God isn’t watching, He actually is. And He’s in control of your life today and every day.