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Hiding From God

Where can you go to hide from God?  No matter where you go, no matter what you’ve done, no matter how you feel, there’s no where you can go to hide from God.  In Psalm 139, David wrote that, to God, there is no difference between darkness and light.  Remember the movie Beverly Hills Ninja?  Chris Farley, as conspicuous and goofy and un-ninja-like as he was, he would back up against a wall and say, “I’m invisible.”  Don’t we try that with God sometimes.  I used to think that if I didn’t pray, didn’t listen to Him, didn’t acknowledge Him, that I would be hidden from God.  If I sinned or felt like I had disappointed God, I would essentially try to become “invisible”.  Looking back now, I can see how this made no sense.

The Creator of the world and everything in it, sees all, hears all and knows all.  He knew us – His masterpieces – before we were even conceived.  He knows everything we’re going to do before we do it, every word before we speak them.  He has promised to never leave us or forget us.  He is faithful to His promises.  And while we throw our backs against wall claiming to be “invisible”, I think He smiles, too (sometimes), at our childishness.  Still, He’s there waiting with open arms and an open heart, ready to forgive, ready to embrace and ready to give us clean slates.  His mercies are new every morning.

I’ve found that hiding what I’ve done wrong is a lot like hiding a wound.  Instead of dealing with the discomfort of cleaning it out and dressing it, sometimes we let it go untreated and subject it to germs and infection.  The wound eventually ends up worse – bigger, more painful, smelly, and likely to affect the rest of the body.  Sometimes you gotta just suck it up and deal with it.  Face what you’ve done (or not done), and get back on the horse.  God is waiting and ready to move you forward.

Go BE Blessed!

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