"So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said,“Truly here I have seen him who looks after me." -Genesis 16:13
Who is God? In Genesis 16 ...
He allows us to choose who it is that we listen to. (verse 2)
He allows us to take matters into our own hands, and pay the consequences for generations to come. (verse 4)
He even sends His angels to those we have mistreated. (verse 7)
He commands us to submit to earthly authority. (verse 9)
He listens to our affliction. (verse 11)
He is the God of seeing, and allows us to see his care for us. (verse 13)
Oh Father, convict me of any voice that has your place in my heart. Forgive my murmuring when I pay the price for going my own way. Strengthen me for the discipline I endure. Thank you for caring for those I mistreat. I bow before your authority and any authority you place me under. Hear my cry oh God. Comfort me with your insight. Give me glimples of your care for me.