Psalm 10:1 “Why, O Lord, do You stand far off? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?”

Throughout Psalms we see the sentiment of this verse repeated. “Why have You forsaken me Lord?” “You seem so far away Lord.” “How long will You forget me Lord?” But the truth is…God has never moved away or turned His back. It’s just that when we’re going through difficult circumstances and distressing events our world becomes very small. Our focus goes inward in order to survive, and our emotions become raw. And if we can’t “feel” the Lord near we conclude He’s abandoned us. But “feelings” have nothing to do with it. For in just as many places in the Psalms there is lamenting of “Where are You God?” there are passages of hope and confirmation that the Lord will never leave or forsake us. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Or Psalm 27:10 tells us, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Regardless of what you may be going through today…God is there right beside you…and He will never leave.

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