No Escape And No Regrets

“Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.”
Psalm 139 (7-10)

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground
outside your Father’s care. 
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 
So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

Some people believe that God does not see us when we are in trouble. Or they come to think that He does not care. They judge the Lord through the lens of their life experiences. Such a way of deciding the character if our Creator is utterly wrong.

When we begin to put together our understanding of Who God is we must begin at Golgotha where we see the Son of God on the cross praying for His executioners, saving the repentant thief, arranging for His mother’s care, and crying out in sorrow over the fact His Father had turned His back on Him.

Perhaps you need to visit Golgotha daily until your eyesight is restored. Read the last chapters in each Gospel and spend time visiting every scene slowly and reverently. Your heart will be blessed, and you will receive your much needed vision of reality. Make today a new beginning of love and trust for the Son of man Who loved you and gave Himself for you.

Cowper’s poetry recorded below gives us great hope. May you find the needed grace to endure because you see the invisible One (Hebrews 11:27).

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face. 

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour:
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower. 

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own Interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

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