Where Are You?

Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? – Psalm 10

Lord God,

I confess to you that I often question your wisdom, why you choose to work the way you do. I see and feel pain, and wonder where you are, what you are doing, and question your goodness to us.

I too often equate your love and provision with what I visibly see and how quickly something gets fixed.

You do strengthen the hearts of those who are oppressed or in pain, but you choose to do it in ways that I just do not get, often using pain to bring about what we are not seeking, to cause us to desire you more. Forgive me, Lord, for thinking my ways are better than yours.

You are King forever and ever, and because of Jesus, one day pain will be no more.

Amen