“The results were abnormal. We’ll need to take a closer look. Scheduling will call tomorrow.” I thanked the doctor and hung up.
My mind raced. I imagined the worst. My fingers itched to google the best experts in my region. But I didn’t want to commit King Asa’s folly. I wanted to rely on God.
Asa was a king of Judah who was rescued from an invading army because he relied on God. But in danger again, Asa failed. This time, he relied on a neighbor king for help.
Enter the prophet Hanani who called King Asa out, “You have done foolishly in this” (2 Chronicles 16:9b). To rely on anything less than God for ultimate help would be foolish.
Why? Because of God’s running eyes.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (2 Chronicles 16:9a).
God sees. His eyes are running. One Bible teacher called it “aggressive searching.” God is not passive or reluctant. He’s ready, eager, and His eyes are racing—scanning, roaming, seeking—everywhere, looking for people to help.
There’s not a place on the planet He cannot see. “The whole earth” means He sees me. He sees you. Our merciful God wants to help us, if we fully rely on Him.
That’s what blameless means. It doesn’t mean sinless. It means “whole-hearted.” God is racing to support those whose hearts trust Him as a first defense not a last resort. He loves to showcase His power by strengthening the weak. At this very moment, God is seeking opportunities to support those who have a whole-hearted trust in His help.
This is our God, with the running eyes.
Will you rely on Him?