“You Are Being Watched”

Why should I feel discouraged?
And why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heavenly home
When Jesus is my portion?
And my constant friend is He
You know, his eye is on the little sparrow
And I know he cares for you and me
His eye is on the little sparrow
And I know God is watching over you and me
I sing because my soul is a happy
I sing because I’m free
For His eye, it is on the little sparrow
And I know He’s watching over you and me
Songwriters: Civilla Martin (1866-1948) / Charles Gabriel (1856-1932)

 

“Big Brother is watching you.”  Was a phrase taken from George Orwell’s novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, meaning that one’s actions and intentions are being monitored by the government as a means of controlling and suppressing the will of the populace.

This is scary, as the times we live in now and how things around us are being viewed, dare I say, could be construed as similar?  With today’s technology and social media and cameras on everyone’s phone – you may be watched.

Even that TV show called “Person of Interest”, where cameras were on every lamp post, that could zero in on your face and do facial recognition – spooky – almost to the point that everywhere you went and everything you did was captured.  And for what purpose – good? or evil?

That’s one way of looking at “being watched”.

There’s another way we are being watched.  We are being watched over and loved and cared for with an inexhausted patience.  With a promise never to be left alone or abandoned.

For the Lord our God has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5, (Deuteronony 31:6b)

Our heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus, watch over us, wherever we may be from day to day.  Psalm 121 certainly speaks to their constant watchfulness.

1 I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.

 

How comforting is that!  Why should we be low in spirit from loss of hope, since our heavenly Father watches over us more carefully, loves us more dearly and will sustain us until Jesus comes again.  Although our circumstances have changed with the Covid-19 crisis; our God has not.

Isaiah 41:10,13, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand…For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.'”

He’s always watching over you.

Psalm 91:11, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” 

They are always watching over you.

Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

When we read God’s word, we are being taught by Him and it makes Him smile.

Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

It’s not just the good people who are watched by God.  He has his eye on the bad people around us who want to do us harm, and He protects those who love Him, but he weeps for those who do not.

If you don’t know of this peace of mind, I urge you to seek it out through Jesus.  He is watching and waiting to bring you into His arms.  If you say this prayer with a sincere heart, you will be enveloped by His love.  He is watching because He loves you and me.  He is here with us and He is for us.

We don’t have a crystal ball to know the future and God doesn’t need one.

If He knows every hair on your head, can’t you trust Him to cover you
with His love, to watch over you always?