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GOD, DON’T YOU SEE ME?

 Psalm 38:21-22 “21 Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, do not be far from me! 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!”

 CRYING FOR HELP

 How many times have you felt like this?  You feel like God is a million miles away.  You feel like He has forsaken you.  All your prayers seem to hit the ceiling.  You cry out, and there is no response.  What is wrong?  Where is He?

We are not sure when David wrote this Psalm.  It may have been after the affair with Bathsheba.  It may have been while fleeing Saul.  We just don’t know, but the fact remains, he felt abandoned.  Sometimes we feel that way due to our unconfessed sin and other times it is just a result of God allowing us to be tested and tried for some future victory.

TEACHING MOMENT

Your kids are going to have some hard times.  They are going to question why God doesn’t intervene and solve all their problems.  How do you answer these questions?  How do you explain God’s silence?  By being there for them.  There is no other way.  You pray with them through it.  You keep them focused on His Word.

What causes these silent times in your child’s life?  God allows circumstances in our lives and in our kids’ lives for a purpose.  There is always a purpose.  They need to know that.  You should reinforce all the truths you have taught them and wait with them for God to reveal Himself.  He will!

Are you waiting for God right now?  Is He silent?  Or is He answering, and you just haven’t been listening?  God’s silence is an opportunity to listen.  Be quiet and listen closely.

Father, speak to me!  I want to hear Your voice.  Help me listen to You and You only.

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