We cannot get into any blind hole, or dark corner, or
secret place—but the Lord has an eye there, the Lord
will keep us company there. There is not the darkest,
dirtiest hole in the world into which a saint creeps—but
God has a favorable eye there. God never lacks . . .
an eye to see our secret tears,
nor an ear to hear our secret cries and groans,
nor a heart to grant our secret requests.
We cannot sigh out a prayer in secret—but He sees us;
we cannot lift up our eyes to Him at midnight—but He
observes us. The eye which God has upon His people
when they are in secret, is such a special tender eye of
love—as opens His ear, His heart, and His hand, for their
good. ” For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:” 1 Peter 3:12
God’s eye is upon . . .
every secret sigh, and
every secret groan, and
every secret tear, and
every secret desire, and
every secret pant of love,
and every secret breathing of soul,
and every secret melting and working of heart.
As a Christian is never out of the reach of God’s
hand, so he is never out of the view of God’s eye.
A short extract by Thomas Brooks
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. Psalm 38:9.