Psalm 13: Hide-n-seek

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some days it feels like God has left the building.Searching1

Those are the days when things aren’t going the way I’d like. I can handle a few of them at a time, but long stretches of suffering feel more like hide-n-seek with God than an episode of Father knows best. “Surely, if God were here with me, life wouldn’t be this hard!”

The truth is, my earthly circumstances are poor proof of God’s presence or absence. He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5) … good days or bad. If God seems distant or absent, it must be me, blinded by the sad reality of living in a sin-wrecked world.

Rather than looking for God as if He were missing, I’m always better off looking for the gift of growth He promises with His presence (Romans 8:28-29). Those gifts are often hard to see and even slower to arrive. But when they do, I find myself thinking, “It’s just what I needed.”

God truly has dealt bountifully with me.

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