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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Come Out, Come Out, Where Ever You Are

Psalms 10:1  Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Psalms 10:2  The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalms 10:3  For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth

Have you ever felt like you were on the outside looking in?

This could be anything in life; from a family situation, to work, or something that you felt like you were being left out.  Sometimes the feeling of loneliness comes in and seems as if that feeling is the only thing that will be with me.  I feel this way when the Lord seems like He is standing afar off.  The story of Jesus on the Cross and His looking up to God and saying, “My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?” is brought to my mind when I read verse 1 in this chapter.

While we may not know why God hides from us, I do know what we can do when it happens.  Here are a few things that we can do when we feel that God is hiding from us.

1. Stop…that is right, just stop.  Sometimes we get so busy that we fail to recognize the “Who, What, Where, When, and Why” of God.

2. Pursue Him…Maybe God wants to see if He is worth pursuing in your life.  Maybe we are pursuing the wrong things in life.  In the Old Testament, God is always pursuing His chosen people, the Jews.  But many times He sends judgement to provoke them to Him.  When the Israelites pursued Him, they found Him.

3. Read extra Bible.  This always helps me and it will help you.  Run to the places in the Bible that God reminds you of His love(Psalms).  Go to the places where God tells us how to get His attention(II Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 55:6, Zephaniah 2:3).

4. Brag on God…this will always get His attention.  Psalms is a great blue-print for this.  As King David brags on God, He says certain things and does certain things to get God’s attention.  By all means, we should do what David did as he is called a “Man after God’s own heart”.

February 6, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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