Distrust, manipulation, passivity, blaming, harshness, and disengagement; The account of Sarai and Hagar in Genesis 16 has them all. This story reveals not only the hearts of Abram, Sarai and Hagar, but it reveals our hearts as well. We all have these same responses to situations in our lives. Thankfully, we have a kind and compassionate God who sees. He sees our sin, our pain, our confusion and responds with grace and kindness.
"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