GOD PAUSE: I want you to know today that God, the Lord of all the universe, is aware of and hears the pain you're having right now. I've just read the story of Hagar in the Bible, who suffered horrible injustice and was about to give up. But God showed up and promised to bless and give her direction. Hagar's dramatic encounter with the Lord caused her to give Him a special name. She says in Genesis 16:13 “I'm going to call You the God of Seeing because in this place I have seen the One who watches over me.” Dear Papa, let my friend know that you are aware of and will send your help in the midst of the pain and disappointment. In Jesus' mighty name. Amen and amen.