Remember when you were young and played hide and seek? It brought so much joy. When we grow older Oh’ how we yearn for the innocence of that time when the worst thing that would happen to us is someone took our toy’s. Well even though we grow up we are still children of the most high God and there are times when we want to hide from those who are the enemies of the cross of Christ. God understands and provides protection for us still. “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord”. (Psalm 27:4-6).
How many times do we go through life and think God has so much to do he doesn’t have time to see what I’m doing, well that is not the way God is. Even when we didn’t know him he most assuredly knew us! There is not one sin that keeps us from him when we truly repent and turn to him. “Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee”. (Isaiah 44:21-22).
For anyone who is struggling with sin and feels God would not forgive, he will not only forgive but will renew your mind if you turn to him and study his word! He has always known your soul even before you were born he knew you. He has made everything for his pleasure including you. “For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things”. (Isaiah 45:4-7),
God is ever with us through the good times as well as the bad, and it is up to us how much we allow him in our lives. Seek him early as he is waiting for his servants to serve him! (Jeremiah 29:11-13).