God Sees and Is Aware

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Lord, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me? How long must I keep telling you that things are terrible? Why don’t you save us? Why do you make me watch while people treat others so unfairly? Why do you put up with the wrong things they are doing? I have to look at death. People are harming others. They are arguing and fighting all the time. The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do. Fairness never comes out on top. Sinful people surround those who do what is right. Some people are never treated fairly. The Lord replies, “Look at the nations. Watch them. Be totally amazed at what you see. I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe. You would not believe it even if someone told you about it.” – Habakkuk‬ 1:2-5‬ NIRV‬‬

With the election less than 30 days away, many have wondered what will be next. What will happen in November? If one candidate does not win, some have said there will be violence. If either candidate wins, there will be not just a political loser, but supporters believe they will lose ground in ideological areas that they support. Each candidate and every supporter contends that there are serious character flaws in their opponent. And every American desires to see change in some manner. After all, it is what an election is all about – who can bring about the change you want to see. 

Yet this election is seemingly different. It started in 2008 when then-Senator Obama ran on a platform of changing direction, but it has been expounded even more so during this election. People, Americans, seemingly are all pushing for our government and country to be run differently. They are crying out literally through their vote. 

Well once, the prophet Habakkuk did something similar. He didn’t cry out through a voting system. Instead, he cried out through prayer. He saw the wrongs that his people were committing. He saw a system that seemed to reward the unjust. Also, he saw how others mocked the God he served. In his outrage, frustration, anger, and hurt, God responded. Throughout the Book of Habakkuk God’s response was that He was aware of what was going on in Israel and in Judah; He was aware of the punishment He would send via Babylon, and He already knew how He would correct even the tool of His punishment. God told Habakkuk that even as it looked uncertain to Habakkuk that He was working on a new thing across the nations, something that he wouldn’t believe. 

That same sentiment is true today. God is not unaware of the times. He knows the election before it will be decided, He knows the disobedience of all the nations, and He knows the tools of correction, and He knows the tools of grace. God knows. And because He knows, just as when He told Habakkuk to look and see what He would do around him, we should also trust the Lord and His hand. Why? His sight far out sees our own. 

Walk with Him,

Shaniqua Rischer

Published by Shaniqua Rischer

Passionate, Loving, Loyal, Engaging, Obedient, and Direct are words often used to describe Shaniqua Rischer. However, the words she loves to be known for the most are Christian and daughter of the Most High God. Shaniqua has always been the type of person to ask why. She learned to never rely solely on the answer given, but to delve deeper and to question what she was told and taught. She approached her relationship with Christ as she would any person she met – she started talking and asking why. Through intimate prayer and conversations with God, she gained a clearer understanding of the struggles many Christians face. The struggles include the responsibility of being called Christian; knowing what we are supposed to do, but too afraid to act or not knowing how to break free of the bondage that holds us captive. She has discovered a love unlike anything she has ever known, experienced favor that can only come from the Lord, and discovered what it means to finally let her guard down and let God be the center of her life. The result has been the metamorphosis of a person that dares to be extraordinary and move beyond fear to faith. While on a mission trip to Kenya in 2009, her global vision was formed to impact others. As a result, At The Cross Global Ministries, a para-ministry whose focus in on local and global outreach, was founded. Shaniqua shares her experiences and lessons of faith in a direct and open manner, full of compassion, challenge, and optimism. She dedicates her life to being the hands and feet of Christ, and to date, she has led and served on seven global mission teams. She is a sought after speaker and has published two books, “Living A Fake Life For A Real God” and “God-Morning! Sixty Mornings With God”; she is currently working on her third book to be published summer 2019. Additgionally, she is a licensed minister and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.

6 thoughts on “God Sees and Is Aware

    1. @desiray1 So true. It brings me so much comfort to know that we are still in His hands and nothing catches Him by surprise. I am so grateful that Shaniqua reminded us in this post. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Goodness, I was well into your first paragraph before I realized that you were quoting a Bible passage, and it wasn’t a present-day cry.
    Well, I guess it is a present-day cry, since God’s Word is eternal.
    We were discussing this kind of thing this morning at our book study: sometimes things look really awful, whether personally or as a community or culture or country. Acceptance is key to our peace: accepting that God knows all about it, knew before our worldly time even existed; He orchestrates all things to His glory, and His glory includes His everlasting love for us. All this is because He loves SO MUCH.

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    1. Kathy, Shaniqua Riscer, a FREE contributing author, wrote this post. She did a great job. It’s always great when God confirms what He is saying to us. Thanks for supporting FREE.

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