Have you ever felt like God wasn’t paying attention to you or that you had been forgotten by God? Maybe you feel that way now. Maybe you feel as though life is mundane or drudgery. Maybe you feel like you aren’t really living at all and life just isn’t what you expected it to be. Well, I’ve got a little bit more encouragement for you.
Psalm 33:18-19 says, “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love to deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine.”
God is good. He is not apathetic to your personal disappointments or misery. However, if you have put your hope in something else, say, a job, a boyfriend or girlfriend, personal talent, or anything else to fulfill what you are longing for, then he is not exactly jumping up and down and waving his hands to get your attention. Clearly your eyes are somewhere else. When your eyes are somewhere else, so are his. His gaze is never wasted. He is not looking at you only to be ignored. However, when your eyes are on him (aka hope in him) his eyes are on you. So maybe, just maybe you have misplaced your hope. Misplaced hope is a vicious cycle of disappointment. But putting your trust and hope in God does not disappoint. When you hope in the LORD he then turns around and delivers you from a double death. He delivers your soul from death and even your body! Hey! That is good news right there!
Maybe you have been going about life feeling half-dead. You feel like you are waiting for your life to really start. Can I challenge you to put your hope and trust in God alone? Can I challenge you to drop every other thing you were putting your hope in? This is when you get God’s attention.This is when he notices. This is when you and God lock eyes and he begins to move on your behalf. He will give you direction and insight and heal old wounds. He will send people to encourage you and bless you. He will change the way you see things and you’ll begin to see him in all the details. Instead of “God where are you?” you’ll says, “God I see you!”