“Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (Psalm 10:1, NIV)
There are times in life, as the psalmist in today’s scripture states, when it seems that God has departed on vacation; or is asleep; or is indifferent to our suffering. But don’t be fooled: God has not forgotten us, nor has He deserted us.
In such times, we need only reflect on our own personal history with our heavenly Father: The times when we thought Him late, but He was already at the point of decision — waiting. The times when we thought Him absent, but only because He was standing behind us. . . out of view. . . guarding our blind side. The times when we thought He was indifferent to our suffering, but He sent others to encourage us, to comfort us, to hold us; to hear us; and to wipe our tears.
No one loves us like our heavenly Father. No one. – Luther