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Who Can Hide In Secret Places So That I cannot See Them

Jeremiah 23:24 (New International Version)

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.

There is no where that we can hide from God. This includes both the righteous and the wicked. There are times when we may feel and even think that God has abandoned us. But this is not based on truth. God says that He will not abandon us nor forsake us (Psalm 94:14-23). There isn't anywhere that we can go that we will separate ourselves from God or we will not be seen by Him.

There is nothing that can separate us from God. God calls us to trust in Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and not to lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). God desires to lead us every step of the way. To go before us, to provide for every need, to protect us at every turn. Jesus tells us that He is the Good Shepherd (John 10). The role of a Shepherd is not only one who provides and protects, but one who leads and guides through both easy and difficult parts of the journey.

God also sees the wicked. Often those who take pleasure in unrighteousness believe they are their own god. They believe they are not accountable to anyone. If you ask them if they believe in God, they will often arrogantly laugh at the idea. But God in the end will deal with them according to His justice and righteousness. He takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked (Ezek 33:11). His desire is that none would perish but all would come to everlasting life (2 Peter 3:9). God desires that even the wicked would turn in repentance to Him and receive the mercy He has.

It is His kindness that leads to repentance. When we understand how truly loving and merciful God is, we will no longer desire to live in sin but will desire to live for Him every step of the way. May we place our hope and trust in Christ today. May we look and keep our eyes fixed upon the return of Jesus Christ. May we prepare our hearts like a bride who is awaiting her wedding day. Our Lord and Savior is coming very soon.

Prayer

Father help me today to trust you at all times. Help me to let go of the fear and worry that I may experience on a daily basis. I understand how weak and broken I am in myself. I know at times I fix my eyes and heart upon the wrong thing. Help me to let go of my own understanding and to simply trust you at your word. I thank you for your goodness and your love. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!

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