In one of my tearful nighttime prayers, I asked Jesus – no, begged him in desperation – to give me something, anything! I felt so empty. So meaningless. I longed for help.
The following Sunday, the pastor had a message that turned out to be for me: “I guarantee God will speak to you if you read the Bible. Because they are HIS WORDS!”
So even as I kept busy, I began listening to an audio Bible. It wasn’t long before the story of Hagar (Genesis 16) pierced my soul. Nearing the end of her strength, God intervenes in Hagar’s desperate situation. And she confesses, “You are the God who sees me.”
In the middle of my desert, exhausted, and dying of thirst, God reached in with a simple, “I see you,” and it broke open what I’d been so desperately trying to keep together.