The Lord Stands Far Off (Psalm 10)
According to www.ecology.com/birth-death-rates/, 151,600 people die each day, 6,316 people die each hour. Wars all over, groups isis killing people. Normal everyday people getting cancer. Bad things happening to good people. It’s part of living in this world. It’s a sad truth. Why does it feel that God isn’t in the picture of any of these things? On Saturday, I met my dad after 18 years. I’m 24 years old now. I met my sister and my aunt. Pretty cool, but this is something that a-lot of people in the world are faced with, a-lot of people don’t know the other story of their family history. It’s reasonable to think, “Why is God so far off in this situation”. The fact is, God isn’t far off at all, he is very interested in your situation and so much interested that he inspired David to write this song, just for you.
(Read Psalm 10)
- 2-6 is describing a person who has rejected God. See there nothing wrong about making plans, but when your plans are mint for pushing down people weaker then you just to make yourself shine bright, that’s screwed up. It says that they are arrogant, prideful, boastful. He sneers at all his enemies. I get this picture in my mind of pure evil. Like the cool kids in school, walking around everywhere and everyone envy them. That’s the picture I get, but notice of those same cool kids are the stupid kids that end up dropping out and doing nothing with their lives. That’s the picture I get.
- 7-11 Zoom into verse 11, “God will never notice”. How many times have you heard the saying, “Oh there no God, if there is one, he doesn’t care to notice anything on earth.” Have you heard that? I hear it all the time. People who reject God have this mean thinking, so they do wrong stuff and then they back it up by saying, “God doesn’t care about me doing all this bad stuff.”
- 12-18 is a promise that there will be a day when everything that is hidden in darkness will be brought to light. See, Does God seem like he is standing far off to the side when all things bad things are happening? Yes, but he not, he is looking at them happen, and he coming soon to end that bad stuff from happening.
So Does God Seem Far Off! Let me encourage you to lean on him, cry out to him and remember him. Remember that God isn’t 600 miles away, not even 1 mile away. He is standing right next to you, better yet, he lives in you. He loves you. And He will come and bring an end to the suffering around you.
To Start an Personal Relationship with Christ today. Simple Pray and Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and to live inside you. Now find an local church to be part of. And let them know about your decision.