December 05, 2009
In Ezekiel 9 there is a record of God bringing judgment upon his people. He has those who are grieved by the unfaithfulness and abominations marked so the destroyer will leave them alone. Judgment is sent to the rest.
When Ezekiel falls before the LORD and asks about this outpouring of wrath God answers:
He answered me, "The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
There is a road that we can start waking down that does not end up in a good place. And that road starts with the feelings and belief that God has forsaken us, that he doesn't see what we are going through. By implication we feel that he doesn't care about us. Often as we walk down that road we start to allow sin to dwell in our lives. And when sin comes in it can create a hold on us. We aren't stuck there; Jesus paid the price for our deliverance but we have to take hold of that deliverance.
It is important to have faith in God. I wrote in a previous post about setting aside a day to rejoice and celebrate God's goodness even though things were going rough. It is important to have faith in God; to be thankful and to believe that he is and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:66And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
This doesn't mean you can't fall broken before him. But we still go into his presence knowing that he has not deserted us and that he sees and knows what we are going through. And that he cares for us. We still go into his presence with thanksgiving.
Be thankful and full of faith that God has not deserted you and that he sees you.
6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
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