Seeking Him Podcast

Perspective

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: I’ll never forget years ago at my brother’s funeral, when one speaker said, “It’s not wrong to ask God why, as long as we ask not with a clenched fist but with a searching heart.”

I think David has a searching heart in Psalm 10:1. He looks at the pain and evil in the world and says, “Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?”

But halfway through the psalm he moves from an earthly perspective to an eternal one. He says, “You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.” Then he goes on to say, “O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry” (vv. 14, 17).

From our earthly perspective, we sometimes wonder why certain things happen. But God will never let our pain and suffering go on longer than needed. Would you ask God to give you an eternal perspective today?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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