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Why do you hide in troubled times?

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"Why, Oh, God, do you fly from us? Why do you hide in troubled times?" (Psalm 10:1).

When we are troubled, we have the impression that God hides himself away from us. And because our heart is not strengthened, we also think that God does not see our enemy’s arm surrounding us, and therefore does not come to rescue us.

But it is the Prince of Lies that makes us believe that, for it is rather that we do not see God because the enemy hides his sight from us. But God sees, and he breaks the arm of the wicked (verse 15) and he strengthens our heart and bestows justice on the oppressed.