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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, January 26th, 2018
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I can't imagine how these ancient people of Israel felt when their temple was invaded while they were at worship. The Babylonians came upon them with axes and hammers. Nothing was sacred, no item left unsmashed or unreviled. They were carried off into exile, and it must have appeared to them that their God was ignoring them, or had forgotten his promises to them. What explanation could there be to answer for God's silence?
There have been quite a number of times when I've cried out to God, asking him “Why!? Why have you cast me off? Why are you ignoring my plight?” All I heard back was silence. I remember as a kid, feeling scared and helpless; as a young teen feeling lonely and abandoned, as a twenty-something, a thirty-something, a forty-something... and I fully anticipate this to continue for the rest of my life.

What does change as I get older is my trust that God's silence doesn't mean he's not there, nor does it mean he doesn't care for me.

God has promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us. He is truly always there for us, despite how things may appear at the time.