Where is your Father God in the midst of pain? Does he see? Does he care?Keep Reading...
Psalms 10:14 NIV - "But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless."
When we were little, we expected our dad to save us from trouble, to be our superhero. But we grew up and realized that our dad is just a man… that he actually can't protect us from all harm. In some cases, we find out that our dad was the cause of our harm.
But where is the heavenly Father in the midst of our pain? Does he care? This is the Psalmist's cry in Psalm 10:1 - "Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?" He found it very hard to recognize God's presence in his pain.
Psalm 10:14 speaks the truth of our Father's position in the midst of our troubles. The Father sees them, thinks carefully and creates pathways of justice. Though it might be difficult to understand in the moment, our Father helps the orphan and works for justice for the oppressed. He is on our side!
Take a step of faith today and commit yourself to the Father. Choose to lay aside any accusation against the character of God. He is not the author of evil. Humans are the ones who choose to obey Jesus or rebel against him. Experiencing the Father's love will be difficult if you are shaking your fist at him. Know that he sees your pain and is present to help. Call out to your Father today.
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