November 2, Where’s God?
Today’s reading: Psalms 6-10
“Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” - Psalm 10:1.
We return to the common psalms theme: trouble and God’s role in it. Obviously, the psalmist had expectations that were not being met, for he thought the Lord would intervene to either prevent or relieve his troubles. It seems the Lord did neither, leading to the psalmist’s question and frustration. Yet God has His own plan and purpose for in your trouble, and He does not always respond to your cries for help as you wish. Jesus made a prediction in John 16:33 that speaks to the nature of the problem: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus did not promise freedom from trouble, but His victory in the trouble — and that victory may not come the way you thought it would Are you wondering what exactly God is up to in your life? Is He not responding as you hoped, wished or asked for? Can you accept by faith that He is present and working, even though you cannot see, hear or touch Him?