IS GOD DISTANT?

Have you ever felt distant from God? After reading Psalm 13, I guess you can say King David and I have something in common. Steven J. Cole writes, “Psalm 13 falls into three stanzas of two verses each: 1. The problem (13:1‑2); 2. The petition (13:3‑4); 3. The praise (13:5‑6).The stanzas seem to decrease in their magnitude or turmoil. At first David cries out in anguish. Then he offers a more gentle petition. Finally, he rests in the joy of knowing that God will answer him. Franz Delitzsch said it well: ‘This song as it were casts up constantly lessening waves, until it becomes still as the sea when smooth as a mirror, and the only motion discernible at last is that of the joyous ripple of calm repose.'” I’m convinced that something happened between verses 4 & 5. Perhaps in Psalm in ‘4.5’ David made his mind up to stop complaining and start praising. Psalm 22:3 says, “God inhabits the praises of Israel [His people].” So today if God seems distant, call out to Him in praise and trust that His unfailing love will never leave you stranded, abandoned, or alone. God loves you whether you feel it or not! 
   

 

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About ljpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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