His Face Is Not Hid (Psalm 22:24)

At times, life can be very difficult. Not just for a few people, but everybody on the planet. Health issues, financial strains, domestic upheavals, death, enemies, violent crimes or any other negative experience cause difficulty for our lives. What makes those times even more difficult is the mental struggle that we endure until the difficulty ends.

Many during these times turn their focus towards God. They either focus on him for help or question his holiness. The Psalmist faced a similar situation, but maintain integrity in his faith by recognizing that even when it seems that God is not responding, he does not look down on our affliction and hears our prayer.

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. (Psalms 22:24)

Regardless of how circumstances may appear, God is attentive to us and our problems. By his sovereignty, he will accomplish his intended purposes and afterwards bring deliverance. Victory for us is not so much deliverance from the trial, but more so in the battle that occurs in our hearts. We must trust or have faith in the goodness and holiness of God and not allow the enemies’ accusations to abide in our hearts. This battle will not be easy, but by truth from God’s word and fellowship in prayer, the battle can be won.

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