It Is Not Your Imagination

If God seems far off and absent, it is not your imagination. For whatever reason, He operates in a cloaked fashion, shrouded in mystery.  The authors of the Old Testament wrote about the mysterious nature of God and all the saints share this experience.

The spiritual life is veiled and we, unfortunately have to seek God with all our hearts, souls, strength and mind just to get a glimpse of Him.  From my experience, He only gives enough to sustain me for a time.  Then, He hides again.  And, I must seek Him again.

Deuteronomy 4:29

“But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”

Jeremiah 29:13

“You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. ” 

2 Corinthians 3:16

“…but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

 

Keep seeking Him in the way that He instructed by living a Sacramental life.  Each and every glimpse of Him will be worth it.  Listen for Him in the quiet of your heart. Ask, seek, knock. Tell Him everything. Trust that He is working behind the scenes of your life. Without Him, we perish emotionally and spiritually.  We can easily fall into despair.  He is our hope and our peace.

So it is not your imagination.  He is hidden from and seeking you at the same time.  But, He can be found.  He can be known.  He can be trusted.

If you are in need of encouragement, please feel free to write to me. I know this is hard.

God love and bless you.

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Old Testament Scripture About The Hidden Nature Of God

Job 13:24

“Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?”

Psalms 69:17

“And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly.” 

Psalms 88:14

“O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me? 

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Isaiah 45:15

Truly, You are a God who hides Himself, O God of Israel, Savior! 

Psalms 13:1

How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? 

Psalms 10:1

Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

Psalms 55:1

Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.

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18 thoughts on “It Is Not Your Imagination

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  2. So beautiful! I once had a priest tell me that staying in the Sacraments is a barometer for our Spiritual Life…if we are getting to Mass and confession…we can be sure that even in dryness, we’re doing okay! Thanks for another lovely post!

  3. Thank you! This was JUST what I needed to read today… Many blessings to you, your family and your apostolate! ~Mary

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    • Thank you, Mary. One of the ways God reveals Himself is when He gives us the privelege of speaking through us.

      I have added you to my Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer list and will be praying for you. Love and prayers, Cindy

      • please add me to your divine mercy chaplet if you dont mind. ive had the misfortune of attracting those who don’t seem to understand chastity on catholicmatch and other places and it has gotten me to tears. luckily my friend sent me this site i think after the atheist i dated decided not having sex was impossible for him. i had the hey not gonna do it convo after only 3 weeks and it ended. i needed to look at this tonight and i did. thank you.

      • Hi Tasha, I am so sorry this is happening but very proud of you for your commitment to chastity. Yes, I have added you to my prayer list and will be praying for you. Please write to me anytime. God bless, Cindy

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