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ALWAYS WATCHING AND LISTENING

Anchor Devotional - 02.04.16


"The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry."

(Psalm 34:15)

One of the first things that I noticed in prison was that there were cameras everywhere – in the hallways, at the entry doors, attached to the outside corners of buildings, even in the chapel. For quite a while I had a conscious sense of being watched all the time. I was also warned to be careful what I said on the phone or to other inmates, because someone is always eavesdropping.

Proverbs 15:3 reminds us that there is a better Someone watching us all the time. God is following everything we do, everything we say, and everything that happens to us. He knows when we’re hurting, struggling, and weak, and He sympathizes with us (Hebrews 4:15). He is not just listening in; He is attentive when we cry out to Him. And wonderfully, He is ready to give us “mercy and…grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Once we realize this, knowing we’re always being watched can be a source of comfort instead of stress. Where do you need God’s mercy and grace in your life today? Cry out to Him – He’s truly listening!

Scripture Focus

Proverbs 15:3

Insight

He knows my name,
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call.
(Tommy Walker, 1996)

Read the Bible

  • Exodus 19, 20
  • Psalm 35
  • Mark 15