Does God Not See?

Psalm 10:11 describes the wicked: “He says to himself, ‘God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it.'” One of the qualities of the unrighteous, this passage tells us, is that they do not believe that God sees their ungodly action, or that He will ever do anything about it. But is it possible that many of God’s people feel the same way?

How many times do you — even as a Christian — entertain the thought: “God is not going to do anything about this?” in the face of evil, or unjustice, or a personal difficulty? Do you realize that this kind of outlook places you in the same camp as the wicked in Psalm 10? Rather our belief should be that God DOES see; He DOES hear; and He WILL do something about it. Granted, there are times when it seems like God is silent, but our conviction must be one of faith: that although circumstances seem to contradict it, we know that “the Judge of all the earth (will) deal justly” (Gen. 18:25).

We must be careful that we do not allow difficult circumstances to make us cynical, to the point where we find ourselves saying what the Bible says that wicked people say: “God has forgotten … He will never see it.”

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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