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

When we’re going through a season of adversity, times of unhappiness, or an occurrence of serious illness, we might ask the same question – “Why are You hiding Yourself from me Lord?” And as the problem drags on & on with no relief in site, we may lament like David in Psalm 13:1-2, who asks four times in frustration & anguish, “How long Lord?” So we’re in pretty good company when it comes to these feelings of abandonment & dismay. But we then need to look at how the Psalmist turned their focus from the problem to the Problem-Solver…from “feelings” to solid Biblical Scripture…from pity-party to praise. “I am with you always.” Jesus reassures us in Matthew 28:20. In Joshua 1:5 God declared, “I will never leave nor forsake you.” And as for God’s timing, Psalm 18:30 tells us, “As for God, His way is perfect.” So just because we can’t “feel” God doesn’t mean He’s not at work at that moment in our life…and besides, what about the indwelling Holy Spirit that has taken up residency within you…He’s not chopped liver! And so as we dwell on the Scriptures & not the problem, our lamenting will turn to praise…for we will be confident that God is near & directing our course.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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