The teacher says, “I’m concerned about Johnny’s arithmetic understanding.”
The doctor says, “I’m concerned about your blood pressure.”
The pastor says, “I’m concerned about Susie’s attitude.”
The mechanic says, “I’m concerned about how your transmission is slipping.”
You look at your account balance and think, “I’m getting concerned.”
Did you know that what concerns you, concerns God? His Word from Psalm 37 says, “Fret not. . ”
When a thirsty, tired, discouraged Hagar sat beside a spring wondering what to do next, God spoke to her and she exclaimed, “Thou God, seest me.” The translators punctuated that simply. It could have been a question, or it could have been an exclamation, but it is punctuated with a colon. The colon usually indicates a similar comparison. So it is here. God used an angel to represent himself to her. To make this comparison she is saying, “God, you are seeing me and I am seeing you.”
That was quite a revelation to the slave girl who is carrying the child of her master, Abraham. It seemed as if no one cared about her. She was running away from the sharp tongue of her boss lady, Sari. You can read this account in Genesis 16.
God doesn’t miss anything. God doesn’t miss what concerns us either. It may be as simple as missing keys, or as complex as an organ transplant. God sees. God cares.
Our concerns are His concerns and we have the promise of Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. . .” Taken in context, verse 6 states, “though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly. . .” and verse 7 speaks to the fact that God sees and cares for us in the midst of trouble. The Psalmist, David, ends with verse 8. “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Our concerns are His concerns.