May 14

How Long?

I have to admit that there are times when I feel as though God is pretty far away from me.  I do not see His hand in my life.  I feel like I am alone – or at least without Him.

These are the times when I ask the same questions as the writer of Psalm 89 – especially the questions found at the end of the Psalm.

46 How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how fleeting is my life.
For what futility you have created all humanity!
48 Who can live and not see death,
or who can escape the power of the grave?
49 Lord, where is your former great love,
which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has[g] been mocked,
how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked,
with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.

52 Praise be to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

I rarely end my questioning in the same manner as David, and this is where I need to right my way of thinking.

It is ok with ask God questions.  What needs to happen when I do ask God questions is to remember to praise Him in the midst of my questioning. 

God can handle my questions, but He still deserves my praise, adoration, and worship.

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