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Why God Hides

Everyone who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, it is necessary to understand that God has ordained faith for every thought and for every step we take. Only faith can please Him.

Many of us have experienced times when we could say that it seems that God is hiding. But it's what we do with those times that makes the difference. "Why are You hiding Yourself from us, Lord?" the psalmist cried out. "Have You forgotten our affliction? Have You forgotten how our enemies oppress us? Lord, it seems that You really do not care."

Don't cast aspersions upon the psalmist. We have all been there! Oh, we may have been very careful with our words because we know that God is omnipresent. Of course, according to Psalm 139:2, even if we don't dare to say a word, we know that He knows our thoughts afar off. "LORD, why hidest thou thy face from me?" (Psalm 88:14).

At times, God deliberately hides Himself. It is for us to search the Scriptures to find out why.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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