Is. 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near."
I take for granted that God will always be there when I need him. Sometimes he appears to distance himself from me just like a parent does for their child when wanting them to grow and mature.
It also seems sometimes that things just to go well while at other times they don't. A worldly phrase maybe, "get it while the getting's good." But is more than just getting what we want. This is the very presence of God, his present help in our time of need.
Sometimes I look back on my life and it seems that God was very directly involved in what I did. I had a real sense that he was with me, guiding me and I can say without a doubt that he was near. Other times, I'm not so sure that I could say the same, even though I know he never left me.
Why does God seem to be involved more directly in some circumstances and less in others? Is it just my perception or is God really more distant at times?
“Seek the Lord." If I could just remember to do this, to truly seek Him, then I would be much closer to him and he would seem much closer to me.