Five Things God Has Never Seen
What does God see? Is there anything He hasn’t seen? In this interesting study you will discover that there are at least five things God has never seen. You may be surprised to discover what these things are.
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What Does God See? I asked this question once in a gathering of friends, and the responses received were to the effect that God sees everything. He knows our hearts and all about us; and there is nothing that He doesn’t see.
But, let’s examine three texts of Scriptures of the Bible and see if there might be another answer.
Turn in your Bible to Proverbs 15:3 where it states: The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. That seems to be clear enough.
Now turn to Job 34:21: For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.
For the last introduction reference, let’s examine Job 31:4: Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps? Job asked the question. but it was his conviction prior to all the trouble that he was encountering that, yes, God sees everything, and nothing is hidden from Him.
What Has God Never Seen?
I want to show you, that even though this is true, there are still five things that God has never seen. Let’s see what these might be:
1. God has never seen anyone He didn’t desire to save.
The Bible teaches that God is:
…longsuffering to us…, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Also, in John chapter 3 we read that God’s main interest is the salvation, not the condemnation, of lost people.
Jesus spoke these words to impart comfort and hope, that even in our darkest times we can be assured that He cares for us. It doesn’t matter to Him if you are wealthy or poor. Everyone is valuable in His sight.
Your life is worth far more than money or the most costly possessions. Note this assurance:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16, 17
Sometimes we are forced to face situations in life to wonder if anyone cares or understands our deepest needs. At those times we need to go back and read again John 3:16. The Lord has a love that can reach beyond all the cares, and trials, we encounter.
2. God has never seen a sickness He could not heal.
In Jeremiah 30:17, can be found this promise:
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds….
From the head to the toes sickness often comes; and we wonder if there is anyone who can make us well. You may have heard that the Lord is able to bring health to broken lives. This is true, and He longs to restore that which has been taken away, but there is a sickness worse than that of the body which is in greater need that the Lord often seeks to heal first. Many illnesses come as a result of unbalanced reasoning, and habits of living.
If the Lord were to take away the physical pain without bringing to our attention the need of help to live and think differently, our renewed life would soon be expended again bringing more suffering in its path.
Everything God has created He has put under natural and divine laws. When we obey them happiness and health can be preserved. Life and health are treasures that should be protected. We need to look to the Lord, not only to give us renewed physical health, but a new life as well.
There is nothing He can’t restore if we ask Him; and He is especially willing to heal the wounded heart that calls out to Him in its moment of greatest need.
3. God has never seen a trial He could not provide for.
1 Peter 1:37 states:
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ…
No one likes trials. They are heavy and seem to prevent our making progress in life. But what can we do about them?
There is a story told of a family that was burdened with problems. One night the man came home and was greeted by his little crippled daughter. His mind was filled with the weight of trials as he asked: “Where’s Mommy!” “Upstairs,” his daughter replied. “Good,” he said. “I’ll just run upstairs and take her this package I brought her.” But his little girl wanted to take it up. “That’s quite impossible,” he said. “No, it’s not,” she replied. “I’ll carry the package, and you can carry me.” And so it was. On the way upstairs, her father suddenly understood a deep spiritual lesson about trials and how to carry them. When we put everything in God’s hands, He can carry us, and our burdens.
Romans 8:28 reminds us:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. Even now the Lord wants you to take Him at His word:
Cast all your cares upon Him, for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.
4. God has never seen a circumstance He could not change.
It is important for us to realize that the Lord has everything under His control.
When we trust Him, He will work out all things for our best.
The Bible is full of examples of people who were surrounded by difficult circumstances. One of the most graphic ones that many are familiar with is that of God’s leading the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage.
See Exodus 14:3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 15-16, 26-31. Miracle followed miracle–from slavery to freedom–and at last they were finally on their way. No three day sacrifice in the wilderness for them! God planned to put them far away from the Egyptian host. He also led the unarmed multitude away from the land of the Philistines, lest they become discouraged by threats of war. But, suddenly, God changed their direction, and guided them toward the sea. They had only one more day to go, and they would have been far from the Egyptian border, and its long-endured trouble. By this time Pharaoh had re-grouped his forces, and with a grand show of strength, was in hot pursuit.
Where was God leading?
It soon became obvious that the people were to be pinned in by mountains, the angry army of Pharaoh, and the Red Sea. Had God led them into a trap? In their great fear the people forgot about the Lord who had led them forth by mighty miracles and great power. He was able to open up the impossible path to freedom.
In response to their desparate need God then changed their circumstances, and parted the Red Sea. What had been feared as a path of death, now became the way to salvation.
It’s important to remember: He didn’t fail the ancient Israelites in their greatest needs, and He won’t fail you either if you put your trust in Him.
5. God has never seen a greater plan for salvation
God has never seen a greater plan for salvation than in giving Jesus, His only Son to die, for your sins. The Lord came to our world to pay the price that was required to give you eternal life. But, He is no dead Savior. Death and the grave could not hold Him, for He did not sin. He was raised from the tomb and lives today, interceding for us in the sanctuary of heaven, and preparing a people on earth, who after the final judgment will live with Him in a new world without suffering and sorrow.
Even now we can make plans to be with the faithful who will be waiting to greet Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
God gave His only Son to die for you, so you could become happy and free from the pain, suffering, and death, that sin has brought into the world. And all that He requires is for you to surrender your battle against Him, and follow His directions.
He longs to reveal the better way, and only escape, from eternal loss and separation from His love and blessings.
Acts 4:12 speaks of Jesus when it says: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Jesus gave up His life so that we wouldn’t have to lose ours. This was the greatest freewill offering the universe has ever witnessed.
So, now you know five important things that God has never seen! And, as the late radio commentator Paul Harvey would say: “And, now you know the rest of the story.”
What a blessing for us all! Won’t you take some time right now and consider your life and future? The Lord does have a plan for every life. He has a wonderful one for you also.
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This article was researched and written by Chris Teske
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