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March 8 | Why Do You Hide?

March 8, 2021


Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1

Read: Psalm 10
Psalm 10


In Psalm 10, we see someone (likely King David) wrestling with big questions about God. It’s hard to know exactly what is going on, but it’s clear that he was noticing many evil people prospering. This bothers him. He is frustrated, angry and wonders where God was. He feels like God might be hiding.

We’re studying Psalm 10 this week to look at frustration and what to do with it. These passages give us a pathway to journey through doubt and hard questions while maintaining our faith and mental health. Psalm 10 doesn’t give us a three-step program to solve all our problems, nor does it give us all the answers to our questions. Instead, it offers a way through the pain that may even grow our faith during these times. This path is called lament.

This week, we’re looking at three things to do during those seasons of doubt or hard questions. (1) Tell God how we feel. It’s ok to tell him what we see and how we feel about it. (2) Tell God what we want. This means asking him to get involved or to bring evil into account. (3) Tell God that we trust him. Together, these three actions help us face God and keep our eyes on him even in seasons of heartache and frustration. And meeting him in these seasons can lead us into a stronger faith, deeper trust in God and a better understanding of who he is.


Spend some time in prayer. Specifically, focus on the things that you see going on in the world that bring you frustration, fear and anger. Tell God what you are seeing and how you feel about it. Then ask him to help you keep your focus on him to remember he sees you and is with you. Download our lock screen today to help.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Luke 2.

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