“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless[b] toward him.” (1 Chronicles 16:9)
It comes from a conversation between the prophet, Hanani, and King Asa. The king is being attacked and is struggling to trust the LORD. Instead of turning to God, Asa decides to take matters into his own hands.
For example, being honest in our relationships (Ephesians 4:25) puts us in a vulnerable position. It can be frightening to let people know what we’re really thinking and feeling, so instead we try to manipulate or control situations by being passive aggressive, or just outright aggressive, rather than just stating the truth in love with gentleness.
When we step outside of God’s commands for our relationships, then we step outside of his blessing. When we are seeking to obey, then we experience his support. I want God’s support. I want to know that his power is at work on my behalf.
Jesus is a great example of this for us. He trusted his Father, even when he knew that it would crush him. Even in his death, Jesus trusted that his Father would powerfully redeem the whole situation, if he would just trust in him. We need to do the same in our relationships today.