This book speaks such powerful truths. In my opinion, when someone writes a book about God seeing people in the middle of their brokenness, the author to be able to truly see people. It's no small task, but Tammy does just that. This book is far more than a cushy feel good book. Just the beginning blew me away when she writes about different kinds or groups of people who feel forgotten or invisible. I found myself in more than a few categories. Realizing that God sees me is wonderful, but the book doesn't stop there. She goes on to explain powerful but simple ways for us to see God in our lives. She offers no magic formula, and that's a good thing, but she does offer insight into why at times we can't seem to see God. Through her very honest stories of her own life Tammy took me on a journey that opened my eyes to finding God in places I didn't always look and made me also revisit places I knew I saw Him, but didn't fully realize His loving hand at work. Then she brings the book full circle. As we find freedom from experiencing God's loving care she invite us to share that with others. To me there is nothing more powerful than really knowing in my heart that God sees me just as I am and loves me and is working on my behalf to give me His very best care. This book truly changed my perspective.
"I saw you in your need. And I still see you. I am restoring all you though was lost, all you grieved and left behind. For with Me, all things are new". We all need to know that we are seen and heard. In the journey through this amazing book, Tammy shares those simple little words of "I See You". The walls break down and the tears start to flow. It's in this moment we realize that we are not alone and the God, our Father, Our comforter is real, he is right in front of us wiping away our tears. This book is FULL of truths of Jesus seeing us right were we are, reminding us to see Jesus in others and most importantly to be Jesus to those around us. This is a fantastic book and one I plan to give to several people that I know that need to hear those words "I See You".
Our God loves us, all the time, fully. He knows us through and through, yet still pursues us, still cares, still values and wants us with Him at the end of our time on earth. So many things in this world pull us away from Him. Often, it does feel He's not there; it has many, many times for me. I still struggle with feeling just how much He loves me. This book reminded me of the One who created me and calls me, every single day.
This author made it ok for me to be part of the human race. Made me see that I am not alone in my struggles. That I am human and not strange or unhinged. And she made me see the challenge to really listen to others and affirm them. Great Book!!!