Psalm 33:18-19 – God’s Perspective

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. (Psalm 33:18-19 ESV)

I was in traffic at a red light and saw the woman in the car in front of me almost hit another vehicle. From my vantage point, I could see both the vehicle next to her and that she was simply looking in her rear view mirror and never once turned her head to check for another driver before merging into the left lane. At first I gaffed and couldn’t believe her near mistake, but then it dawned on me: We all live our lives like that at one point or another.

If you consider today’s verse in its most basic level, you should understand two things:

  • God watches over us from his infinite perspective
  • God loves us and will provide in our time of need

Even though it’s a simplistic example of God’s perspective, it is in “large” what my driving experience is in “small.” Even though we may only look at life through a rear view mirror, God has infinite perspective on our situation and concern for us.

Though we can’t see the dangers ahead, he can. Though we can’t see the trials ahead, he can. And not only can he see them, but he also prepares us for them and walks with us through those experiences.

He has set out his Word that we may see and worship him as the all powerful God he’s revealed himself as and avoid many hardships of sin and evil. Also, when we do encounter difficult times in life, he will deliver our souls from death and keep us alive in famine.

Remember, God’s watchful eye is on those who fear him. Trust in him and his infinite perspective today.

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