2 Chronicles 7
God sees you. God hears you. Have you ever found those things hard to believe? Has it ever felt like you were alone and abandoned instead? Like no matter how much you were hurting or how hard you were crying out, there was just nobody "up there" to listen to you? 2 Chronicles 7 would like you to know that those feelings aren’t reality.
In 2 Chronicles 7, God Himself says that He is in tune with His children: "Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there." (vs 15-16)
This was really an unprecedented thought in Old Testament times. Sure, every culture and nation had their god (or gods), but they all seemed to have a little trouble in the communication department. I’m sure you remember the story in 1 Kings 18 about Elijah and the prophets of Baal. They all met on the top of Mount Carmel to find out—once and for all—who was the true God. And, despite hours of begging, pleading and self-abuse, never a word was heard from Baal.
In contrast to all these false gods, the real God came personally to His people time and time and time again. 2 Chronicles 7 is only one such example. But I can’t think of a more poignant example, especially where God says that His heart will be with His people forever.
No matter where you are today or what life is throwing at you, please remember that God sees you. God hears you. And not only that, but His heart is with you. Even when it feels like you’re all alone, the reality is that there is no cry of yours that goes unheard by God. There is nothing that happens to you that He doesn’t see and feel. Today—and forever!—you have His heart.